The Ottumwa Courier

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February 17, 2011

Most-wanted sex offender list includes Ottumwa man

Of more than 5,000 active registrants in Iowa, 20 to 30 at a time will qualify for new list

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man is listed as one of the most wanted sex offenders in Iowa.

Raynard Lenard Warner, 51, is among 21 of the state’s most wanted sex offenders according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Warner was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois in 1998.

Warner’s address as of August 2010 was 630 N. Fellows St. Apt. 101, Ottumwa. Police do not have any information about Warner being in the Ottumwa area, said Ottumwa Police Lt. Tom McAndrew.

There is a warrant from November 2010 out for Warner for failure to register as a sex offender. McAndrew said Warner did not report a change of address. The state’s most wanted offenders have not been in compliance with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for at least 60 days, have active arrest warrants on file and are considered Tier III offenders, according to DCI.

Warner’s criminal history also includes disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and fifth-degree theft, according to online court records.

There are more than 5,000 active registrants on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, according to DCI. Twenty to 30 offenders will appear on the most wanted list at any time.

The Division of Criminal Investigation unveiled the most wanted list this week. The new online resource was launched to make it easier for Iowans to find information to keep themselves and their families safe.

People with information about Warner or any of the other most wanted sex offenders are encouraged to contact DCI or the local authorities.

Web Extra:

www.iowasexoffender.com/mostwanted

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