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Sex offender charged after Raleigh museum visit

A convicted sex offender faces charges after going to a downtown Raleigh museum last weekend.

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Wayne Robert Hicks
RALEIGH, N.C. — A convicted sex offender faces charges after going to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Wayne Robert Hicks, 52, was charged with two counts of violating a state law that bans sex offenders from entering places where children gather, including certain museums.

Arrest warrants allege that Hicks went to the museum, at 11 W. Jones St., on Oct. 8.

Hicks, whose last registered address was at a homeless shelter on Wilmington Street, was in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $20,000 bond.

He was convicted of child pornography charges in Alabama in 2000 and spent time in federal prison, according to the National Sex Offenders Registry.


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