JEFFERSON COUNTY ABSCONDING SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN LINCOLN COUNTY

Justin Gaines

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Unit started an investigation after learning 29-year-old Justin Charles Gaines, of Hawk Point, was living in Lincoln County as a Jefferson County absconded sex offender.

Gaines was convicted in St. Francois County of First Degree Sexual Misconduct of a four-year-old female in September 2014.

Gaines told investigators he was living with his fiancé along the 800 block of Roosevelt Street, in Hawk Point, for over a month. Gaines admitted he was living out of sex offender compliance.

Gaines is charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (Second Offense) and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $10,000 cash only bond. Other conditions of bond may apply.

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