The Quincy Police Department has arrested a convicted sexual offender after he allegedly entered the home of an 11-year-old girl and solicited her.
Quincy Police were called to the home of the girl’s relatives Monday afternoon. Her family members had confronted a man near the area of the alleged crime. After speaking with the girl, police learned that the suspect, Hiram Beamon, had allegedly knocked on the back door of the girl’s grandmother’s house. The girl answered the door, thinking the man was someone else. Upon learning no adults were home, the man allegedly entered the home against the girl’s wishes. Once inside the home, Beamon solicited the 11-year-old with money for sexual favors, according to a Quincy Police Department press release.
The girl was able to escape by running out of the house to a nearby aunt’s home, according to the press release. The girl’s aunt advised police that as the girl, who was screaming, ran to her house, the aunt could see Beamon running to escape through a nearby graveyard, fleeing the alleged crime scene.
The girl was unharmed and the suspect was arrested.
Beamon is a documented sex offender and, according to QPD, has been convicted of the following:
n lewd or lascivious battery on a victim 12 to 15 years old on April 9, 2002;
n lewd or lascivious battery on a victim 12 to 15 years old on May 31, 2005.
On Monday, Quincy Police arrested Hiram A. Beamon, 39, of Quincy, on charges of burglary of a dwelling and lewdness. He was taken to the Gadsden County Jail.