sex offender registry

Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham has a message for unregistered sex offenders looking for a place to hide: stay away from Southeast Texas.

“I really think sexual predators should find somewhere else to go,” Wortham said, adding that unregistered sex offenders in Jefferson County would be prosecuted for failing to register and for failing to change their address within seven days of moving. They face third-degree felony charges and punishment ranging from two to 10 years behind bars.

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Sex offenders beware! There is no escaping mandatory annual registration. Just ask the police in Orange, who recently traveled to Cloverleaf, TX to arrest 55-year-old Howard Perkins, aka Chuck Perkins, who failed to register as a sex offender with police earlier this year.

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