Iowa City man charged for not registering as a sex offender


Matthew Ring

Rin Swann, News Reporter

An Iowa City man has been accused of not registering with the sex offender registry after his move to Iowa City. 

Kennthony Jackson, 43, 124 S. Lucas St., was charged April 27 with three second-degree or subsequent offense sex offender registry violations. 

According to the arrest affidavit, Jackson had an active warrant out in Missouri for failure to register as a sex offender. He is a Tier III sex offender, which requires a minimum of 25 years of registration, quarterly updates with the sheriff and his county of residence, and a restriction against living within 2000 feet of a school or child care facility.

His sex offense conviction is for aggravated criminal sexual assault against a 14-year-old victim and Cook County, Illinois, dated December 8, 1999, the affidavit said.

After officers were called to his residence for reports of a disturbance, the affidavit said, Jackson admitted under Miranda that he had moved to 92312th Ave. in Coralville around November and lived there for approximately two months. He then moved to Iowa City, where he resided until he encountered the officers.

He did not register within five days of moving to his residence in Iowa City, the affidavit said, and there is still no Iowa City sex offender registry entry for Jackson despite his residence in Iowa for approximately five months. 

Jackson claimed he did not register because he did not believe he was required to.

Second-degree or subsequent offense sex offender registry violation is a Class-D felony.

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