Former Sex Offenders Wanted for Failure to Update Info

Mark Bennett, state attorney general
Mark Bennett, state attorney general

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The state's sex offender registry is missing current information on 624 people. Law enforcement's message to these sex offenders is simple.

"Comply with sex offender registration laws, or go to jail," said Mark Bennett, state attorney general.

The state announced indictments against ten men accused of failing to update their information on the registry. Each faces five years in prison.

"Each of these individuals has a prior, at least one prior significant felony sex offense conviction," Bennett said.

Investigators believe these ten suspects are all in Hawaii, or more specifically on Oahu.  In fact, they know exactly where one of them is, locked at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Glenn T. Meyers is awaiting trial for attempted murder. Investigators said he ran over his pregnant girlfriend.  In 1992, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor.  He hasn't updated his registration data in five years.

"Our goal is get sex offenders in compliance with the law so people know where they live and are able to protect themselves and their families," Bennett said.

Police said the indictments are just the beginning of a concerted effort to track down sex offenders.

"Burglars continue to commit burglaries, auto theft people continue to steal vehicles. And in the same way sex offenders continue their crime until they're stopped," said Capt. Janet Crotteau of the Honolulu Police Department.