A senior sex offender who had been on the run for more than two decades was captured in Florida on Friday after living under a false name in Pasco County for years, authorities said Monday.
The US Marshals Service reports that 75-year-old Phillip Jenison was convicted of abuse in 1995. However, when he was released from prison in 1999, he was never registered as a sex offender. According to investigators, he became Idaho’s longest fugitive sex offender.
Marshals in Tampa say they found out Jenison has lived in Pasco County under the pen name Philip Kane for at least 2000.
They then pursued him to Dixie County, where he was arrested. Jenison was in Dixie County Jail on Monday afternoon, awaiting extradition to Idaho.
“The US Marshals Service continues to be relentless in prosecuting sex offenders
who seek to evade justice for the crimes they commit against children. “US Marshal Bill Berger of the Middle District of Florida wrote in a statement.
Jenison is charged again for failing to register as a sex offender in Dixie and Pasco counties.
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