A 50-year-old New York area sex offender fugitive, who had been receiving welfare benefits while hiding in Hawaii, was arrested by police Tuesday in Waikiki.
Police said Brantley M. Carroll was located at a Liliuokalani Avenue address and arrested on an extradition warrant.
Police said the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force requested assistance in locating Carroll, who is wanted for eight misdemeanor and nine felony sex offenses, including rape.
Carroll fled to Canada and then China when he became aware that he was being investigated, police said.
Police said checks into his whereabouts revealed that he was receiving benefits in Hawaii.
There was no immediate comment from the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force on Carroll’s offenses.