Sex offender charged with not registering

Cary Ashby • Nov 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM

A Greenwich resident is wanted in connection with failing to report as a sex offender.

Authorities are searching for convicted sex offender John D. Hunt, 29, who last registered his address Sept. 14. As of September 2011, he was living in Marion, but most recently had an address on South Railroad Street, Greenwich.

Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said authorities sent a certified letter to Hunt on Sept. 26, which gave him seven days to register his address.

"He didn't reply to that," Christophel said.

Huron County sheriff's deputies tried to contact Hunt personally three times, but were unsuccessful, Christophel said.

Hunt, in 1999, was convicted through a Wayne County, Mich. juvenile court of criminal sexual conduct, a third-degree felony in that state. The Lansing Police Department investigated the case.

In early June 2011, Hunt pleaded guilty to attempted failure to register as a sex offender in Huron County Common Pleas Court. The conviction is for an incident between September and November of 2010.

The defendant registered his address as East Main Street, Greenwich, but authorities determined he didn't live there. Hunt moved to Huron County in 2004.

On Oct. 25, 2011, Judge Jim Conway classified Hunt as "sexually-oriented offender" and ordered him to register his address until April 15, 2014. The defendant was fined $250 as part of his two years of probation, according to court records. Hunt also was credited for already serving 36 days in the Huron County Jail.

If he violates the terms of his probation, he faces 18 months in prison.

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