Sex offender who didn't register gets max

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An Indiana man has received the maximum sentence allowed for failing to register as a sex offender.

The U.S. attorney's office in Lexington announced in a news release Wednesday that 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson of Tell City, Ind., was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday. Prosecutors say it's the longest sentence to be imposed in the Eastern District of Kentucky for the crime of failing to register.

U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood also sentenced Henderson to a lifetime of supervised release. Henderson was convicted March 2 on the sex offender charge.

He was convicted in Indiana in 2002 of the rape of a family member and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The U.S. attorney's office says he was paroled Sept. 22, 2008, and disappeared without registering.

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