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Homeless Sexually Violent Predator moves to W. Las Vegas Street area

Posted at 11:47 AM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 13:47:29-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is alerting residents of a Sexually Violent Predator who is on parole in Colorado Springs.

The department said they were notified by the Department of Corrections that 56-year-old Shelwyn Jerome Williams will be on supervised release and is registered as homeless in CSPD's jurisdiction.

Officers said Williams is a sex offender whose "past behavior has led him to be labeled a 'Sexually Violent Predator.'"

CSPD said he is registered as homeless in the area of 25 West Las Vegas Street in Colorado Springs. He is described as a black male, 5'6" tall, 152 lbs, with black hair and black eyes.

According to the department, William was convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault attempted in 2000 in El Paso County.

Police also said he was convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance in 1988, Attempted Sale/Distribution of a Controlled Substance in 1990 and 1992, Harassment in 1998, Forgery in 2008, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in 2010, Driving with a Revoked License-Aggravated in 2012, Possession of a Weapon/Previous Offender in 2018.

The department said Williams is one of 17 SVPs registered and resides in the community.

Under Colorado law, law enforcement agencies are required to notify the community when a SVP moves into the area.