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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Hartford 69-year-old catches 20 years for failure to adhere to sex offender registration rules

A 69-year-old Hartford man, who was first arrested on rape and kidnapping charges all the way back in 1990, was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for failure to maintain registration conditions as a sex offender.

Rodney Lee Moore was initially arrested in 1990 and sentenced in 1992 to decades in prison on the kidnapping and rape charges. He was also required to register as a sex offender for life as part of that initial conviction.

Moore's time on parole hit his first snag in September 2017 when he was arrested for misdemeanor harassment by the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested again in 2018 on two counts of possession of firearms by certain persons.

In 2018 he was also arrested for Failure to Appear on the Class C Felony and at that time was hit with a Failure to Comply with Reporting Requirements of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act count. He was also hit with a failure to appear on the misdemeanor charge from the previous year.

Moore has been in Sebastian County Detention Center since October the 10th of last year. He awaits transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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