Five Davenport sex offenders are on an online "most wanted" list unveiled Wednesday by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for those not complying with registry requirements.
They are Robert Fair, 31; Adam Hiedeman, 26; Jeremy Hutchings, 32; Purvis Miles, 46; and Ronald White, 51.
Alfredo Cervantes, 58, of Muscatine, Iowa, also is on the list, which can be viewed on the state's sex-offender online registry.
Scott County Sheriff's Detective Peter Bawden said the list will help the public "assist law enforcement in apprehending the ones who aren't compliant."
"The more information we get on their whereabouts, the more quickly we can apprehend them," Bawden said.
The criteria being used to place a registered sex offender on the "most wanted" page includes: a tier III offender, being in noncompliance status with the sex offender registry for at least 60 days and currently having an active arrest warrant on file in Iowa.
"It's our responsibility to make sure Iowans can access information on sex offenders who may be a threat to the public," registry coordinator Terry Cowman said. "The most-wanted page will make it easier to determine which offenders are refusing to comply with registration requirements and attempting to elude the law; arguably individuals who are a greater threat to the public."
There are more than 5,000 active registrants on the Iowa sex-offender registry.
As of Wednesday, there were 300 registered offenders in Scott County, Bawden said. Of those, just more than half are classified tier III.
Tier III offenders have been convicted of the most serious offenses that require registration in Iowa, Bawden said. Those offenders have to register at their county sheriff's department with an updated photo and other details every three months.
The Scott County Sex Offender Task Force works to make sex offenders are compliant, he said.
A first violation for not complying is charged as an aggravated misdemeanor that is punishable in Iowa by up to two years in prison, Bawden said. After the first conviction, any further violations are charged as Class D felonies that each are punishable by up to five years in prison.
ON THE LIST
TheQuad-City area men on the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation's new "most wanted" list of sex offenders not complying with registry requirements:
Alfredo CervantesAge, residence: 58, Muscatine, Iowa
Offense date: 1998 in Muscatine County
Age at offense: 46
Charge: Lascivious acts with a child
Victim: Male, age 14-17
Robert Leavel FairAge, residence: 31, Davenport
Offense date: 1995 in Scott County
Age at offense: 14
Charge: Second-degree sexual abuse
Victim: Female, age 0-13
Adam Spencer HiedemanAge, residence: 26, Davenport
Offense date: 2000 in Scott County
Age at offense: 15
Charge: Two counts of second-degree sexual abuse
Victim: Male, age 0-13
Jeremy James HutchingsAge, residence: 32, Davenport
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Offense date: 1998 in Scott County
Age at offense: 17
Charges: Four counts of lascivious acts with a child
Victims: One male, one female, ages 0-13
Purvis Eugene MilesAge, residence: 46, Davenport
Offense date: 1992 in Illinois
Age at offense: 24
Charge: Aggravated criminal sexual assault
Victim: Female, 18 and over
Status: On probation until August 2011 after pleading guilty in 2006 to a charge of second-degree theft in Scott County District Court.
Ronald Lee WhiteAge, residence: 51, Davenport
Offense date: 1995 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Age at offense: 35
Charge: Third-degree sexual abuse
Victim: Female, age 0-13