FOX 25’s Bob Ward profiled two men with local ties that are currently among New England’s most wanted fugitives. Watch the video and see if you can help police with any information about these men.
Steven Michael Cooper
History: Cooper has been previously incarcerated for sexual assault. He is accused of attacking a woman in Springfield back in 2008 after serving a twenty year sentence in Georgia for rape. He took off before he could be arrested for the alleged rape and hasn’t been seen since. Cooper goes by many aliases and is described as 5’7” tall, medium complexion, with brown hair and brown eyes.
John Joseph Hartin
History: Hartin is a Boston native wanted for allegedly abusing two young boys in the Boston area in 1993. He has been a fugitive wanted throughout the U.S. since 1997. Hartin is facing five counts of statutory rape of a child in Massachusetts. The Feds have an outstanding warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.