Nev. man charged with failing to register as sex offender in Alaska

Jacob Wayne Silva prepares to leave Juneau District Court Thursday after his arraignment for failure to register as a sexual offender in Alaska.

A seasonal fisherman living in Douglas was charged this week with failure to register as a sex offender in the second degree and arraigned in Juneau court.


Police cited Jacob Wayne Silva, 23, on July 12 with the class ‘A’ misdemeanor, which can carry a maximum penalty of a year in prison.

According to the police citation, Silva is a convicted sex offender in the state of Nevada. Silva told police he was aware of his non-compliance and said he didn’t intend to register in Alaska, the citation reads.

His residential address is listed as Dayton, Nev., a small town about 12 miles northeast of the capital Carson City.

He appeared in Juneau District Court Thursday before Judge Thomas Nave for his arraignment and pleaded not guilty.

Nave appointed a public defender to represent him and scheduled a jury trial for Oct. 23.

Silva told the judge he worked on the commercial fishing vessel Kavoica last summer and again this summer.

The judge released Silva on his own recognizance on the conditions that he not leave Southeast Alaska without permission, maintain contact with the public defender’s office, appear as required in court and not to break any laws. Nave also instructed him to register with the sex offender registry.

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