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Sheriff John Cottle is asked the Lincoln County community for help in locating absconded sex offender, 31-year-old Shawn Michael Niehaus, of Troy.

In November 2006, Niehaus was convicted of Sexual Assault in Franklin County and required to register as a sex offender in the State of Missouri. Niehaus was again convicted of Statutory Rape and Statutory Sodomy in August of 2008 in Franklin County.

Subsequently, Niehaus was arrested and convicted twice this year for failing to register as sex offender. Last week, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Unit learned Niehaus moved from his residence to an unknown location, possibly in Franklin County. Niehaus was last seen in the Troy area.

The Sheriff’s Office currently has a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shawn Michael Niehaus is encouraged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 636-528-6100 or Detective Flynn at 636-528-8546 Ex. 3243.


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