Orlando Duarte is a registered sex offender. But he will soon be on trial for murdering the 16-year-old boy he was convicted of molesting. Duarte faces charges of criminal homicide and prohibited procession of a firearm after he allegedly murdered Kyan King, 16. King was gunned down in the streets of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday after he escaped Duarte’s lair and was trying to reach safety.

Witnesses watched in horror as a naked King ran down the street. He had been held captive in Duarte’s lair but managed to escape. Although he was unclothed, he was screaming for help and alerting everyone within earshot that the man who was raping him was after him and trying to kill him. Moments later, he was murdered.

Duarte is now is Dauphin County Jail.

The murder occurred around 1 pm in the quiet section of Harrisburg called Allison Hill. Residents were stunned as the sixteen-year-old boy ran through the streets naked as the day he entered the world while Duarte, armed with a firearm, pursued him on foot. Witnesses heard Duarte fire several shots at the child while the boy was heard screaming for help.

Tracy Burton called 911 to report the shooting. She told the dispatcher that she heard the child rape victim screaming “help me” before gunshots rang out.

First responders found King on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds in his chest. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he died shortly thereafter.

Although Duarte fled the murder scene, police caught him two blocks away after a short chase. One of the first things he told police was that he thought King had been at least eighteen years old.

Sergeant Kyle Gautsch, with the Harrisburg Police Department, confirmed that King and Duarte knew each other prior to the rape and murder.

“Our understanding, this wasn’t just a happenstance incident where he was pulled off the street. We are under the impression and understanding that they did know each other. They were acquaintances,” Gautsch said during a press conference.

Police searched Duarte’s apartment after the murder and found a note in King’s handwriting that said, “If you’re reading this, I’m dead.” They also found a pair of the boy’s sandals, which were near the backdoor as if he had run out of them to increase his speed.

In 2012, Duarte was convicted of numerous charges, according to Daily Mail, including:

  • involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child
  • aggravated indecent assault of a child
  • aggravated indecent assault without consent
  • indecent assault of a person less than 13
  • unlawful contact with a minor
  • corruption of minors

Duarte’s criminal record also includes being convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy back in 2007.

If Duarte’s gets convicted for killing King, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. He is scheduled to return to court on September 28, 2020.

Meanwhile, the community and the boy’s family are grieving his death.

“We all loved Ky Ky. We love him a lot,” his older sister Nyairrea Jones said. “My little brother. Everything about him. I miss it all.”

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