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Fresno County sex offender who was missing after failing to register arrested

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding James Kenyon, 53, who reportedly has failed to update his new address, as required by law.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding James Kenyon, 53, who reportedly has failed to update his new address, as required by law. Fresno County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: James Kenyon has been located and arrested, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

“Working off of a Crime Stoppers tip, Fresno Police went to a location where James Kenyon was said to be and officers arrested him. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail,” states the news release sent at 11:53 a.m. Friday.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding James Kenyon, 53, who is a sex offender and reportedly failed to update his new address, as required by law.

He was last living near Tulare and Locan avenues in Fresno.

Kenyon was previously convicted of rape and was released from prison in 1988, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said in a news release.

Kenyon is 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds with green eyes and blonde hair. He may have a mustache.

Anyone who knows the location of Kenyon is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 559-600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. All tips remain anonymous and there is a reward of up to $1,000.

Kenyon is listed on https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov.

Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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