Fugitive Task Force searching for serial rapist
Credit: (Photo Courtesy of NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force)
Authorities are on the hunt for one of the state's top 100 most wanted fugitives. The Fugitive Task Force say Robert Blainey, 45, is considered extremely dangerous and poses an extreme threat to the community. Blainey was arrested and convicted of attempted rape in 1984 for forcibly raping a female under the age of 11. While on parole for this rape, Blainey was arrested on November 11, 1988 on two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. He was convicted of first-degree rape. Blainey is now wanted by the State Division of Parole for Absconding from Parole Supervision. Due to Blainey's violent sexual assault criminal history, authorities say he poses an extreme danger to the community. The United States marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force is looking for the public's assistance in locating Blainey and say he has family and friends in the Utica/Rome area as well as in Onondaga County. He is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. He has scars on his left ring finger and middle finger, as well as his left shoulder. Also on that left shoulder is a tattoo of a rose. Blainey is considered extremely dangerous and if you see him, authorities warn not to approach him. Instead, they ask that you call 911, your local police department or the New York / New Jersey Fugitive Tipline at 315-690-1834. All calls will be kept confidential.