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New London sex offender nabbed by U.S. Marshals, charged with failure to register

Posted: Apr. 11, 2012 10:35 pm Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 11:15 pm

NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A New London man has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender following a pursuit by U.S. Marshals.

The Ralls County Sheriff's Office reports that Martin Thomas Wiskur, 54, was arrested April 4 near Excelsior Springs, Mo., on a warrant issued last summer.

Wiskur failed to provide authorities with a correct residence address in April 2011, the sheriff's office said.

The U.S. Marshals' office in St. Louis, which has partnered with the Ralls County Sheriff's Office to tighten local sex offender oversight, assigned a deputy marshal to the case April 3. Wiskur was arrested just a day later.

"The U.S. Marshal's Service has always been an excellent resource for fugitive apprehension assistance," Sheriff Paul Forney said in a release.

Wiskur is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, a Class D felony.

The Missouri Sex Offender Registry lists Wiskur as an absconder, indicating his failure to register. According to the registry, Wiskur was convicted of sodomizing a 15-year-old boy in 1983 in Trenton, Mo.

If convicted of this latest offense, he could face up to four years in prison.