National program on fugitives to feature Northampton man wanted on child porn charges

  • Child pornography suspect Jude Demeis’ photo will be featured on the Investigation Discovery program “In Pursuit with John Walsh,” a show meant to help track down fugitives and missing children on Wednesday at 10 p.m. INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY NETWORK 

Staff Writer
Published: 8/23/2021 12:49:19 PM

NORTHAMPTON – The face of a Northampton man wanted on child pornography charges will appear on television screens nationwide on Wednesday night.

Jude Demeis’ photo will be featured on the Investigation Discovery program “In Pursuit with John Walsh,” a show that works to track down fugitives and missing children.

Demeis is the subject of one of the show’s “15 Seconds of Shame” segments, which the network describes as “a powerful tool in John Walsh’s arsenal that allows for additional fugitives to be shown to a national platform.”

The episode airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. and streams with Discovery+.

The Northampton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant on Sept. 10, 2019, charging Demeis with three counts of possession of child pornography and one count of posing or exhibiting a child in the nude.

Demeis is white, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, according to Massachusetts State Police, who added Demeis to their Most Wanted list in July 2020. He is 50 years old.

“Demeis is aware he is wanted and is actively avoiding law enforcement,” according to state police. “He is extremely proficient in computers, an avid mountain biker and a rally car enthusiast.”

He has ties to Northampton, Needham, New York City, the greater Syracuse and Gilboa, New York areas.

“We are encouraging any viewers with any information on Demeis’s whereabouts to text or call our call center at 1-833-3-PURSUE or to submit online at our dedicated hub at InPursuitTips.com,” said a spokesperson for Investigation Discovery. “These resources are both staffed by trained operators who will accept anonymous tips and alert the proper authorities.”

State police encourage anyone who sees Demeis to call the Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873) or 911.

Brian Steele can be reached at bsteele@gazettenet.com.


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