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Jamaican-Born Child Rapist Extradited

Homer Rhone Bishop

Homer Rhone Bishop

News Americas, BERGEN COUNTY, NJ, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015: A 41-year-old Jamaican born self confessed child rapist who was on the Bergen County Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” list for years has been nabbed.

Homer Rhone Bishop was extradited back to the U.S. from his homeland of Jamaica Tuesday after nearly a decade on the lam, according to authorities.

Bishop had fled the country in 2007 shortly after pleading guilty to the multiple sexual assaults of a 12-year-old Lodi girl he was acquainted with. The assaults took place over the course of a year, prosecutors said. Bishop, who was living in Paterson at the time, skipped his November 9, 2007 sentencing. He has been on the Bergen County Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” list since.

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said sheriff’s officers received an anonymous tip in early 2010 that Bishop had absconded to Jamaica and was living there under an alias. In late 2013, they received another anonymous tip that Bishop was living in Kingston, Jamaica. This information eventually led to Bishop’s arrest.

A court date has yet to be scheduled.