Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

A police contact with an intoxicated man Wednesday night led to that man’s arrest for failure to register as a sex offender.

A Juneau Police Department officer contacted Charles Frank Fawcett Jr. at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday evening near a Willoughby Avenue bus stop, according to a release from JPD. The release states Fawcett was intoxicated. A check of the man’s criminal background revealed Fawcett was not in compliance with his requirement to provide information to the Alaska Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registry, the release states. This led to Fawcett’s arrest for first-degree failure to register as a sex offender, a class ‘C’ felony.

Fawcett was convicted in September 1997 for third-degree sexual abuse of a minor in Juneau Superior Court, sex offender registry data show. State law requires someone convicted of that offense to register as a sex offender for 15 years. However, the registration clock stops if the offender is in prison for the sex offense or is out of compliance with the registry.

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