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Kershaw County Sheriff's Office stepping up enforcement for sex offenders

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KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office says there are 144 active registered sex offenders, mostly men, who reside in Kershaw County and some of them have failed to register with the sheriff's office.

Recently, KCSO investigators have determined that some of these sex offenders have been providing false information and have not informed the Sheriff's Office when they move, said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Mathews.

Recently, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office has obtained 4 arrest warrants for sex offenders who have either failed to register or to notify of a change of address.

George Obryant King was arrested on Jan. 15 on a warrant charging him with failure to register (2nd offense). He had been convicted in 1998 for committing a lewd act on a child under the age of 16, Mathews said.

Christopher Lee Winkler was arrested Jan. 15 for failure to register (1st offense). He was originally arrested in 2002 for criminal sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 11-14.

Both men are currently being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

The penalty for failure to register as a sex offender (1st offense) is up to 366 days incarceration or up to a $1,000 fine or both. Second offense is a General Sessions court offense and carries a mandatory sentence of 366 days.

At the present time, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is holding active warrants on Carolina Wayne Wilson and Kenneth Lyles for failure to register as a sex offender, Mathews said. 

If anyone has information as to their whereabouts, they should contact the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office at 803-425-1512.

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