The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF), arrested a sex offender, whose whereabouts were unknown.
Benjamin Farley, 40, of Burlington, Vermont, was arrested on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Burlington, Vermont when confronted by Deputy U.S. Marshals. Farley was wanted by the Burlington Police Department / Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) after his whereabouts became unknown during a sex offender registry compliance check conducted by the CUSI in the summer of 2016. Farley’S arrest warrant was dated September 2016.
On November 21, 2016 CUSI contacted the VVOTF and requested assistance in locating and arresting Farley.
Farley is no stranger to the law or the VVOTF. Farley has several arrests for failing to register as a sex offender, to include a federal arrest and conviction. This is the fourth (4) case/warrant that the VVOTF has worked pertaining to Farley since 2009.
The VVOTF worked tirelessly on locating Farley and developed information on a possible location in Burlington, Vermont. On the afternoon of November 29, 2016, Farley was located and arrested by the VVOTF.
Farley is listed on the Vermont Sex Offender Registry’s Website, indicating that he is required to register as a sex offender for a conviction for Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child, a conviction that dates back to 2007. This conviction occurred in the State of Vermont, Addison County. See the below link to the Vermont Sex Offender Registry’s Website for Farley.
Farley was transported to the Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division. The outcome of Farley’s hearing was not available at the time of this release. Any further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.