Homeless sexually violent predator moves to Colorado Springs

Steven John Long / Colorado Springs Police Department
Steven John Long / Colorado Springs Police Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are notifying the public about a homeless sexually violent predator who recently moved to Colorado Springs.

Police said Steven John Long, 59, is living in the area of the Springs Rescue Mission on West Las Vegas Street, just south of downtown.

Court records show Long was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in Maryland in 2003, as well as unlawful sexual contact in Maine in 2010. Police said he had sexual contact with girls. He was also convicted of reckless endangerment in Fremont County, Colorado, in 2015.

Long is described as a white man, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos on his right hand, right forearm, shoulders, right calf, upper left arm, and back.

Police said Long is unemployed and does not have a car.

Sexually violent predators are considered the highest-risk sex offenders. Law enforcement is required to notify the public when a person who has been categorized as a sexually violent predator moves to a different address.

Long is one of 15 sexually violent predators currently living in Colorado Springs, and is one of four who is listed as homeless.

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