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Sex offender charged after Raleigh museum visit

Posted October 16, 2011 3:01 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2011 10:36 a.m. EDT

— 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.