Warrant issued for sex offender for failing to register

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 56-year-old Ray Rheams who is wanted for failure to register as a Tier II sex offender in Ascension Parish.

A Tier II Sex Offender is classified as a sex offense against a victim who is a minor and will have a 25-year registration period conducted semi-annually.

Rheams was convicted on November 9, 2000 for second-degree child molestation in Rhode Island.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ray Rheams 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