Iowa city man charged with failing to register as sex offender

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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According to an Iowa City police report, Michael Howard, 57, address unknown, was arrested March 23 and charged with third-degree burglary and failing to register at the Sex Offender Registry on March 22.

Iowa City police responded to a call about an unknown man a woman reported seeing coming out of her residence with some of her belongings, the police report said.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. a man who fit the description was found.

Howard was also charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

A male reported Howard began living with him at the end of January, and the two lived together from the end of January until a reported assault on Feb. 28.

Howard has been on the sexual-abuse registry since 1996, according to the report.

Third-degree burglary is a Class-D felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $7,500.

Failure to register as a sex offender is also a Class-D felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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