PITCAIRN (KDKA)- Allegheny County Police are helping Pitcairn Police to try and track down a convicted sex offender and his 4-year-old son.
According to police, 43-year-old Radford Pope took 4-year-old Raymont Pope to the movies on Sept. 10. So far, the child has not been returned to his mother.
“I don’t feel like he’s going to hurt him or nothing. I just want him to come home, that’s all. It’s not like… I never that he would do it again after the second time, but you never think what he’s capable of doing,” the boy’s mother said. “He knows he’s wrong. Just bring him on home. He did this for no reason. This was uncalled for.”
Radford Pope is a Megan’s Law offender and has a criminal history. Pope is known to have ties to Clairton, Oakmont, East Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg. Additionally, he has out of state ties in California, Georgia, New York and Washington, D.C.
“The father is a tier one Megan’s law registrant for prior interference with custody cases. He was previously located in Los Angeles and Syracuse, New York, with the child,” said Det. Steve Dish, of Allegheny County Police.
Pope is known to drive a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country that is blue or greenish-gray. The van has Pennsylvania license plate JND 8004.
Raymont Pope was last seen wearing a blue, white and tan striped Rocawear shirt with a navy hooded-sweatshirt. He was also wearing black shoes with multi-colored soles.
Police have already issued a warrant for Pope’s arrest. They say concerns for the child’s health are at this point their biggest worry.
“The child does has asthma and does not have an inhaler,” said Det. Dish.
Police said this isn’t the first time Pope has abducted his son. In June of 2011, police said Pope abducted his then 1-year-old son. The two of them were found safe in Syracuse, N.Y.
Back in 2010, Pope was also accused of abducting his son, the two were later found at a homeless shelter in California.
If you have have seen Radford or Raymont Pope please call Allegheny County Police at (412)-473-3000.
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