Authorities arrest Oregon fugitive
SACRAMENTO — For the past eight-and-a-half years, Timothy Allan Clements has been a fugitive from justice. But Tuesday morning, time — and law enforcement — caught up to the 54-year-old admitted child molester.
After his arrest by detectives assigned to Sacramento Police Department’s Career Criminal Apprehension Team, Clements will soon face a judge in Oregon who will sentence him for sexual assault crimes he committed in Eugene, Oregon, in the early 1990s.
Clements was arrested March 1, 2000. He was subsequently released after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of two adopted children, with the expectation that he would make his sentencing court date. Instead, Clements went on the run.
The FBI in Eugene and Sacramento worked closely with the police departments in each city to develop information that Clements had assumed the identity of a dead man, William George Hamister, 62, and was residing in the South Sacramento area. After answering a knock on his front door Tuesday morning, Clements was taken into custody by detectives without incident. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in state court this afternoon and will eventually be extradited to Eugene, Oregon.
Clements previously pled guilty to four counts of sexual assault in the first degree and one count of sodomy in the first degree and was scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 13, 2001. Clements’ life on the run began after he failed to appear for sentencing and his whereabouts since then have been unknown.