The Pierce County Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration Unit is searching for convicted child rapist Santana Cartwright. The 30-year-old level 2 sex offender was convicted of two counts of rape of a child in the first degree when he was in his early teens.
“His victims were between 7 and 9 years old so if this guy is living around other small girls, it could obviously be an issue. We want to find him and make sure he registers and find out what county and city he’s living in,” said Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer.
When Cartwright was between 14 and 15 years old, he sexually assaulted two young boys. Cartwright completed the Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Program but now is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. A warrant for his arrested was issued by Pierce County Superior Court on Aug. 4.
“The law requires that they register and each jurisdiction is required to keep tabs on them. If they don’t register and they move and they don’t tell us or they’re trying to hide and they’re playing the transient game, then we’re not able to track and monitor them like the law requires us to,” said Troyer.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. If you know where deputies can find him, call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. Cartwright’s case will be featured on “Washington’s Most Wanted,” Friday night at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.