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Derrick Sessions Arrested After Police Officer Recognizes Him From Television Appearance

| by Matiss Batarags

Derrick Sessions, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to maintain his sex offender registry status. He was arrested when a police officer recognized him after Sessions was interviewed by KHOU about being trapped in a motel in Houston with no way home.

The 37-year-old man is the father of newborn triplets, two of which were born with serious health issues. He was detained on Tuesday in the motel after he did not update his registration as a sex offender.

He was convicted in 1998 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Louisiana.

He explained to the Houston news team that he and his wife and daughter travelled about 110 miles from their hometown to Houston in order to receive medical attention for their new children. They made the journey in November when they realized Houston was the closest city with high-risk pregnancy doctors who accept Medicaid.

Sessions took unpaid leave and his wife is unemployed, forcing a case worker from a hospital to pay for their motel stay.

After two months in Houston, Sessions’ wife gave birth to premature triplets. One daughter was born with a hole in her heart while their son has a hernia.

During the television interview, Sessions claimed that his family did not have the funds to move to Houston or travel between the two cities to make hospital visits for their newborn children. According to Sessions, he and his wife bought an SUV before checking if all of their car seats would fit in it. Now they cannot afford to go home or stay in the motel.

“We need housing,” Sessions explained. “We can’t strap them in. My biggest fear is losing our babies. We need help.”

After their televised cry for help, several strangers reached out to help the stranded couple.

Sessions served a ten year sentence for the 1998 sexual assault. It is not clear whether he has been charged for failing to renew his registration as a sex offender.Derrick Sessions, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to maintain his sex offender registry status. He was arrested when a police officer recognized him after Sessions was interviewed by KHOU about being trapped in a motel in Houston with no way home.

The 37-year-old man is the father of newborn triplets, two of which were born with serious health issues. He was detained on Tuesday in the motel after he did not update his registration as a sex offender.

He was convicted in 1998 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Louisiana.

He explained to the Houston news team that he and his wife and daughter travelled about 110 miles from their hometown to Houston in order to receive medical attention for their new children. They made the journey in November when they realized Houston was the closest city with high-risk pregnancy doctors who accept Medicaid.

Sessions took unpaid leave and his wife is unemployed, forcing a case worker from a hospital to pay for their motel stay.

After two months in Houston, Sessions’ wife gave birth to premature triplets. One daughter was born with a hole in her heart while their son has a hernia.

During the television interview, Sessions claimed that his family did not have the funds to move to Houston or travel between the two cities to make hospital visits for their newborn children. According to Sessions, he and his wife bought an SUV before checking if all of their car seats would fit in it. Now they cannot afford to go home or stay in the motel.

“We need housing,” Sessions explained. “We can’t strap them in. My biggest fear is losing our babies. We need help.”

After their televised cry for help, several strangers reached out to help the stranded couple.

Sessions served a ten year sentence for the 1998 sexual assault. It is not clear whether he has been charged for failing to renew his registration as a sex offender.

Sources: Daily Mail, USA TODAY / Photo Source: Daily Mail