Formal charges filed against sex offender accused of violating registration requirements

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A convicted sex offender accused of violating sex offender registration reporting requirements has been formally charged by prosecutors in Miller County.

Michael Andrew MacEntee, 30, was convicted of internet stalking of a child in Miller County in 2013. Last month he was arrested for failing to tell probation and law enforcement officials about all of his internet activity.

MacEntee is accused of failing to tell officials of an Instagram account, a KIK account and an email account, after they searched his computer July 20 during a routine sex offender compliance check by a team comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Arkansas Community Corrections Probation and Parole Department, Arkansas State Police and Texarkana police, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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MacEntee allegedly was using the email account for “unreported employment” purposes. MacEntee, who was sentenced to 10 years probation in Miller County in 2013 after pleading guilty to internet stalking of a child, was allegedly aware of his obligation to report all email and social media accounts as he signed acknowledgement forms detailing his responsibilities every time he verifies his registration and had previously registered his Facebook account and the email associated with it.

MacEntee was charged with internet stalking of a child in 2011 after exchanging sexually oriented messages with a member of law enforcement in Missouri who MacEntee believed was a 14-year-old girl. MacEntee was charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Saline County, Ark. for failing to report a change of address in August 2015. He pleaded guilty in March 2016 and was sentenced to three years probation. According to court records, MacEntee is still on probation in Saline and Miller Counties.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kristian Robertson filed documents formally charging MacEntee this week. He faces three to 10 years in prison if found guilty. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson.

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