Marshfield: Level 3 Sex Offender Taken Into Custody

Credit: Marshfield Police Dept

Credit: Marshfield Police Dept

A Level 3 Sex Offender was arrested in Marshfield.

Marshfield Police say that on Thursday they were notified that 37-year-old Howard Lacey had not been seen at his registered address for approximately one month and that he hadn’t reported his new address as required by State Law.

They went to his resident and were unable to locate him and discovered he was last seen there September 13.

His registered employers were contacted and they informed police that they had not employed him since early September and the other had not seen him since early Spring.

An investigation determined that Lacey had returned his registered address and a video recording from Monday showed Lacey standing behind a bush in his yard staring at a female and her ten year old child through a pair of binoculars as they were getting into their car and driving away.

Lacey was then arrested for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (Subsequent Offense).

He was arraigned Tuesday in Plymouth District Court and released on personal recognizance.

Lacey has prior convictions of Indecent Assault and battery on a Person Aged 14 or Older, Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14 Years of Age and Rape of a Child with Force from 2005. 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.