COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department issued a notification Thursday of a sexually violent predator who moved to a new address in the city. The community notification is in accordance with Colorado law concerning this type of offender.
The department said 62-year-old Steven John Long is registered homeless in the area of West Las Vegas Street near Springs Rescue Mission. Police said he was previously living in east Colorado Springs in early September.
Long's criminal history provided by the department shows he was convicted of Indecent Assault and Battery in 2003 on a child under 14 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was also convicted in Unlawful Sexual Contact in 2010 in Lewiston, Maine.
In Colorado, Long was convicted of Reckless Endangerment and Firing Woods/Prairie in 2015 and Harassment in 2019, both in Fremont County.
He is described as being 6'2" tall and weighing 190 pounds with brown/gray hair and brown eyes. He is one of 20 SVPs registered with the police department.
Under Colorado law, law enforcement agencies are required to notify the community when a SVP moves into the area.
Anyone with questions can contact Detective Rob Meredith with CSPD at (719) 444-7665.