A Tier I Sex Offender is classified as an offender who was convicted of aggravated offenses or sexual offenses against a victim who is a minor and will have a 15-year registration period to be conducted on an annual basis.

A Tier II Sex Offender is classified as an offender who was convicted of a sexual offense against a victim who is a minor and will have a 25-year registration period to be conducted semi-annually.

Update 2/7: Christopher Hendricks was located and arrested after deputies received a crime stoppers tip. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail and booked with failure to register as a sex offender, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and resisting an officer.

Update 2/6: Gaines was arrested the morning of February 6 on a crime stoppers tip. Hendricks is still missing.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 26-year-old Christopher Hendricks who is wanted for failure to register as a Tier I sex offender and 41-year-old Lawrence Gaines who is wanted for failure to register as a Tier II sex offender in Ascension Parish.

A Tier I Sex Offender is classified as an offender who was convicted of aggravated offenses or sexual offenses against a victim who is a minor and will have a 15-year registration period to be conducted on an annual basis.

A Tier II Sex Offender is classified as an offender who was convicted of a sexual offense against a victim who is a minor and will have a 25-year registration period to be conducted semi-annually.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Christopher Hendricks and Lawrence Gaines is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

Information is available on our website, www.ascensionsheriff.com that provides a link “Louisiana Sex Offender Search” where citizens can check their neighborhood and sign up to receive e-mail alerts on sex offenders in your area.

Contributed by APSO