Sex offender could get prison time for not registering, found living in campground.

June 7, 2016


LUDINGTON — Joseph Lynn Yennior Jr., 26 could face up to 10 years in prison for failing to register his proper address as a sex offender. Yennior was arrested on June 4 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office after it received an anonymous tip that he was not living at the address he had listed on the sex offender registry, 209 S. Columbia Street in Scottville.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said a deputy went to the address to confirm Yennior’s registration and found the home was unoccupied and under renovation. After asking around, Yennior was located living in a tent in Cartier Park in Ludington.

Yennior was convicted in Barry County’s 5th Circuit Court on March 29, 2010 on one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree with a person under 13 and one county of attempted child abuse, according to the Hastings Banner. At the time of the conviction, he was shown as living in Delton, which is located in Barry County.

The charges stated Yennior knowingly or intentionally caused serious physical harm to a minor and failed in the perpetuation or was prevented in the execution of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. His sentence was for 40 to 60 months in prison (about three to five years).

Yennior had allegedly also been using a Facebook account under a fake name. He has been arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court with failure to comply with reporting duties, which, with two or more prior convictions, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000.

He is scheduled for a preliminary examination on June 22 at 11:15 p.m. His bail is $3,500, with a 10 percent bond.

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