Eric Hartwell was caught after apparently cutting off his ankle monitor and leaving a group home in Denver
(CNN) -- Fugitive Colorado sex offender, Eric Hartwell, who apparently cut off his ankle monitor and left a group home, has been apprehended in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
A fugitive warrant was requested minutes after Hartwell, 51, walked away from "Independence House" in Denver a week ago.
Hartwell was convicted of raping a child in 1991 and attempted indecent liberties in 1996, according to the Colorado sex offender registry.