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Sex offender sought by police

August 08, 2007

Police this morning were continuing to search for a convicted child sexual offender who was released from prison July 12 and gave prison officials a false address, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

A warrant charged him with failing to register as a sex offender and knowingly giving false information.

George Richard Dowler, 48, was convicted of a third-degree sex offense in Baltimore County in April 1999, deputies said in a news release. The offense involved an 11-year-old victim, deputies said.

Dowler was described as a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair

The Maryland Sex Offender Registry lists Dowler as an absconder.

Anyone with information can call the Washington County Sheriff's Department warrant squad at 240-313-2520.

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