Delaware State Police are advising the public of a homeless sex offender, Hubert J. Peterson, 50, who is somewhere in the Dover area.

Delaware State Police are advising Dover residents of a homeless sex offender who is living somewhere in the area. The man is Hubert J. Peterson, 50, who was convicted in 1999 of unlawful sexual contact where the victim was less than 11 years of age. Police emphasize that Peterson is not wanted for any crime; state law requires police to notify area residents when a known sex offender is living in their neighborhood. Law enforcement officials use the media to notify the entire community when a sex offender is listed as homeless. Peterson is a Tier II, or moderate risk offender. He is described as a black man, standing 5 feet 11 inches in height, weighing 252 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In addition to numerous scars on his arms, legs and neck, Peterson has a tattoo, “Jerry,” on his right shoulder, and “Rose,” on his left shoulder. Anyone with information that Peterson is occupying a residence in the Dover area is asked to call (302) 672-5306, or use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available at Information also may be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Information also may be provided via the Internet at Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”