9 missing sex offenders sought
The men have not updated their data in the state registry, as they are required to do
Police and state law enforcement officials are seeking nine convicted sex offenders for allegedly failing to follow Hawaii sex offender registry requirements.
Anyone with information about the sex offenders still at large should call the Department of the Attorney General at 587-3100.
An Oahu grand jury indicted a total of 10 men earlier this week for failure to comply with registry procedures. One was already incarcerated for allegedly trying to run over his pregnant girlfriend.
The other nine are still at large and their whereabouts unknown, according to officials from the state attorney general's office.
"Convicted sex offenders will be prosecuted, and we will ask that they be sent to jail," said Attorney General Mark Bennett. "Knowing the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders helps people make informed decisions about safety in their own neighborhoods and helps parents protect their children."
Bennett said in December that his office offered amnesty to sex offenders who had failed to register and gave them a chance to update their information. He said only a few took up the offer.
"As promised, we are now going after those offenders who ignore our registration laws," he said.
Among those indicted was Glenn T. Meyers, 44, who is in jail at Oahu Community Correctional Center while awaiting trial for the second-degree attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend on May 29.
Intentional failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements is punishable by up to five years in prison. Bail for each offender was set at $25,000.
The other nine indicted sex offenders are:
» Reginald A. Johnson, 49, convicted in 1993 of three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree terroristic threatening. The attorney general's office said one of the sex assault convictions involved a minor under 14 years old. Johnson's sex offender registration information has not been updated since Aug. 11, 2003, though investigators believe he might be living in Mililani.
» Jeff P. Quiambo, 39, convicted in 1990 of two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault involving a 13-year-old girl. He has failed to update his registration information since 2000.
» Henry Helton, 55, was convicted in 1996 of seven counts of second-degree attempted sexual assault and three counts of third-degree sex assault involving a minor under 14 years old. His last update to the sex offender registry was in 2001.
» Roderick P. Mariano, 32, was convicted in 1995 of three counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. The last time he updated his registry information was on Aug. 7, 1999.
» Robert W. Malabey Jr., 33, was convicted in 1996 of two counts each of second- and fourth-degree sexual assault. His other convictions include theft, escape and auto theft. Law enforcement officials said he last updated the sex offender registry on July 21, 2005.
» Melvin L. AhNee, 42, was convicted in 1988 of attempted second-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and first-degree burglary. He has allegedly failed to update his sex offender registration since October 1998.
» Paul Anthony Ornellas, 36, was convicted in 1992 of second-degree sex assault and first-degree burglary. He last updated his sex-offender registration in 1999 but moved from that address and failed to notify the attorney general's office.
» Anthony Gamer, 24, was convicted in 1998 of two counts of second-degree sex assault and two counts of third-degree sex assault. The last time he updated his sex offender registry information was in 1998.
» Darrel Gene Lawson, 44, was convicted in 1992 of two counts each of second- and third-degree sexual assault. His registration information was last updated in 2004.