Convicted sex offender facing charges in Norfolk caught in San Francisco

Daniel Arnold Nickerson. Credit: Norfolk Police Department

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A convicted sex offender who was on the run from sexual assault charges for more than three years was caught Tuesday night in San Francisco, according to the U.S. Marshals.

An agent with the U.S. Marshals Service takes Daniel Arnold Nickerson in to custody June 6, 2017. Credit: U.S. Marshals.

Norfolk police charged Daniel Arnold Nickerson, 59, in September of 2013 on charges of aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor.

Nickerson received bond in March 2014, but officials say he failed to show for subsequent hearings. A warrant was issued in June of 2014 for his arrest.

Nickerson was captured near a homeless shelter in San Francisco where officials say he was residing. Marshals and police say the Norfolk Crime Line received a tip earlier this year that Nickerson was possibly hiding among the homeless in that area.

Nickerson was also wanted by Virginia State Police for failure to register as a sex offender. He was convicted in Connecticut in 2005 on a charge of risk of injury to a minor child for a 1989 incident.

Nickerson is being held at the San Francisco County Jail awaiting extradition to Virginia.