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Kenai resident sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

Wayne Hinze absconded from Oregon law enforcement in 2017

A 65-year-old Kenai resident, Wayne Hinze, was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison and seven years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender after moving to Alaska from Oregon.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska, Hinze was convicted in 1999 of two first-degree counts of rape, six first-degree counts of sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree attempted sodomy. He was sentenced in Oregon to 14 and a half years in prison and five years of probation.

As part of that sentence, Hinze registered as a sex offender and was “advised” that he would need to register in any state that he took up residence in if he moved from Oregon, according to the release.

Hinze was released from prison in 2014, the release says. In 2017, “he absconded from parole and law enforcement could not locate him,” the release said.

In October, Hinze was arrested after being found living in Kenai, and the release says law enforcement learned he had moved to Alaska in March of 2018. In the time he lived in Alaska, Hinze never registered or attempted to register as a sex offender. He had last registered in June 2017, while living in Oregon.

“Mr. Hinze’s manifest failure to register as a sex offender in the state of Alaska put our children at risk and will not be tolerated,” says U.S. Attorney S. Lane Tucker for the District of Alaska in the release.

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