Sex offender sentenced to 10 years

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By The Staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A man convicted in Perry County of sexual deviate conduct received the maximum sentence this week for failing to register as a sex offender.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington, Ky., announced Wednesday that 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's office said it was the most severe sentence ever imposed by the Eastern District of Kentucky for the crime of failing to register.

The News reported in February 2009 that Henderson had been convicted in 2002 and was required, but failed, to register on the state's sex-offender registry after his release from prison in 2008.

At the time, police said Henderson had family and friends in Tell City.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph M. Hood also sentenced Henderson to a lifetime of supervised release once he is out of prison.

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 said he was paroled Sept. 22, 2008, and disappeared without registering.