Father arrested for failing to register as sex offender days after son arrested for vehicle theft

Father arrested for failing to register as sex offender days after son arrested for vehicle theft

A man was charged with perjury and repeated failure to register as a sex offender last week, just days after his son was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft.

Michael D. Kaznakoff, 61, who has three convictions for failure to register as a sex offender in relation to a 1998 third-degree sexual assault conviction, allegedly provided a false address on a sex offender registry form earlier this month.

Kaznakoff was arrested on March 24, after his son, Michael D. Kaznakoff Jr., was stopped by police on March 22 in a Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen in Anchorage. The younger Kaznakoff, 37, initially gave police a false name and told police he had bought the car for $50 a few days before, but could not provide documentation proving he owned the vehicle, according to a police affidavit.

When interviewed about the stolen vehicle, the elder Kaznakoff allegedly told police his name was “Mike Smith,” but later admitted he had given a false name because he “did not want anything to do with police officers,” police reported.

The elder Kaznakoff faces one count of first-degree failing to register as a sex offender, a class C felony; one count of perjury, a class B felony; and one count of providing false information to a police officer, a class A misdemeanor.

The younger Kaznakoff faces one charge of first-degree vehicle theft, a class C felony; one count of providing false information, a class A misdemeanor; and improper use of evidence of registration, an unclassified misdemeanor.

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