Many people throughout New York are sharing a Facebook post by the NYSP who announced on Wednesday that they are seeking the public's help in locating a parole absconder who appears to be on the run.

State Police in New York are searching for a convicted sex offender who skipped parole and may have ducked town, last seen according to law enforcement, heading into a "wooded area" in Upstate NY.

Here's what we know about 43-year-old Keith Hilliard according to information provided on Wednesday by the NYSP:

  • The State Police and State Parole are looking for Keith A. Hilliard, age 43, and described as a white male, 5'06" tall, 170 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.
  • Hilliard is wanted by State Parole for the charge of Parole Absconder. Hilliard was last seen running into a wooded area near 17 Teds Way in the town of Moravia.
  • Anyone with information on Hilliard is asked to call 911
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The town of Moravia is located about 180 miles west of Albany in Cayuga County, and that's where Hilliard was last seen, and State Police say he was headed into a wooded area.

According to the New York State Department of Criminal Justice, Hilliard is a twice-convicted pedophile, the first incident happened in 2002, the most recent incident happening in 2016.

In both instances, the victim was a 13-year-old female.

When a parolee is released from jail, according to a legal website, "the release is subject to conditions usually including regular appointments with the parole officer. If a parolee simply drops out of contact with the court and the parole officer, he becomes an absconder from parole."

According to DCJ, Hilliard has a scar on his left cheek and has dentures, his upper and lower mouth.

Again, if you have any info regarding Hilliard, do NOT approach him - call 911.

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