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Convicted sex offender who kidnapped 14-year-old released before Bath PD can extradite him from Washington

Why was this five-time convicted felon released by authorities in D.C. even though he faced felony kidnapping charges in Steuben County?

Police in Steuben County say the sex offender who was arrested earlier this month for kidnapping a 14-year-old and heading to Washington, D.C. was released before they were contacted.

The Bath Police Department said they were waiting to hear if Anthony Kroeger, 62, waived extradition, and received approval to transport him back to New York to face prosecution.


Authorities in Steuben County said Kroeger took the 14-year-old out of state for two days. There were two other students with the 14-year-old.

The children were returned to Steuben County. However, police said the Washington, D.C. Department of Corrections released Kroeger without calling them.

Kroeger is a five-time convicted felon who recently finished parole for a 4-11 year sentence for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old male victim.

Police believe Kroeger will return to his home on East William Street in Bath at some point in the near future. They’re asking for the public’s help locating him.

Kroeger, photographed above after arrest.


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