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Elyria man on U.S. Marshal’s wanted sex offender list

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An Elyria man is on a list of the top eight sex offenders wanted by the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott announced the most-wanted sex offender list called the Agonizing 8. The list has the most-wanted sex offenders sought by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Elliot said the fugitives were named the Agonizing 8 because of the “great physical or mental pain” the offenders have caused their victims, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals.

The Elyria-area fugitive, Dwayne Taylor, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and for weapons offenses. When he was convicted of sexual battery, he was required to register.

Taylor is believed to be in the Elyria or Cleveland area, according to the task force.

For more information on Taylor and the other fugitives, one of which has been arrested, visit

All of the fugitives on the Agonizing 8 list should be considered dangerous individuals and should not be approached.

If anyone has information concerning the location of these fugitives, call (866) 4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and your tip to TIP411 (847411).

Tipsters may remain anonymous. Cash rewards are available for information leading to the arrest of these fugitives.

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