Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy detached to the United States Marshals Service in St Louis located two Lincoln County absconded sex offenders.
This morning, the US Marshals Service took 58-year-old Dennis Moore, of Moscow Mills, and 59-year-old Kenneth Pearl, of Elsberry, into custody. Sex Offender investigators learned Moore established a Facebook profile he failed to register with the Sheriff’s Office. Subsequent Facebook records request showed Moore created the Facebook profile in April 2009.
Per Missouri’s Revised Statutes, Moore is required to provide all his online identifiers to include e-mail addresses, social media accounts, internet user identification or other identity information. Moore denied having a Facebook profile since registering with the Sheriff’s Office.
Moore is required to review and sign off stating he understands his reporting requirements each registration date.
Moore was convicted in June 1990 of sexually abusing an 11-year-old female.
On March 11, 2019, Kenneth Pearl failed to register for his 90-day registration with the Sheriff’s Office and absconded from Lincoln County. Sheriff John Cottle requested the US Marshals Service to help locate Pearl, which they successful did this morning in St. Peters and took him into custody.
In March 2011, Pearl was found guilty of Statutory Rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Sheriff Cottle takes sex offender registry and accountability very serious. Lincoln County maintains one of the best sex offender compliance rates in the State. As of July 3, the Sheriff’s Office is awaiting for 10 additional warrants on sex offender violations.
Prosecutors charged Moore with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and he is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail. Honorable Judge Gregory Allsberry set bond at $25,000 cash only. Other conditions of bond may apply.
Prosecutors charged Pearl with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and he is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail. Honorable Judge Gregory Allsberry set bond at $25,000 cash only. Other conditions of bond may apply.