Sex offender wanted in Kenton


First Posted: 1/18/2015

KENTON — A former Kenton resident is wanted for violating sex offender registry laws.

A warrant for the arrest of Richard Jenkins, 71, has been out since March, issued by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, according to a release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

DeWine is now requesting public help in locating Jenkins, described as a sexual predator.

Jenkins was convicted in 1993 of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and gross sexual imposition of a child under 13 and was released from prison in 2011, according to the release.

He was last registered as living on state Route 309 in Kenton, but he hasn’t registered since January 2014.

Those with information on the whereabouts of Richard Jenkins should call the U.S. Marshals at 866-492-6833 or contact the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office or the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 855-224-6446.

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