MALDEN, Mass. (AP) – One of the state’s most wanted sex offenders is in custody.

State police say they arrested 51-year-old Angelo Crawford just after midnight on Saturday at the Town Line Motel in Malden. Authorities went to the hotel after getting a tip that Crawford was there.

He is a Level 3 sex offender, considered the most dangerous.

Police have been after Crawford for three years. He was twice convicted in 1996 of indecent assault and battery on a person over age 14.

He has four outstanding arrest warrants for indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (two counts); assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a knife), sexual conduct for a fee, intimidation of a witness, and failure to register as a sex offender.

Arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Salem District Court.

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