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Pair of registered sex offenders busted for violating probation

Tony LaRussa
| Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Alexander Taylor
Alexander Taylor
Michael Henchell
Michael Henchell

A pair of registered sex offenders wanted for violating the conditions of their probation and parole were arrested by Allegheny County sheriff's deputies within hours of warrants being issued, authorities announced.

Alexander Taylor, 28, of McKees Rocks is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as a result of a 2010 guilty plea on charges of indecent assault of a person 13 or younger and corruption of a minor.

He was arrested hours after sheriff's deputies set up a surveillance operation near his apartment in the 300 block of Ella Street in McKees Rocks.

Michael Henchell, 21, of East Pittsburgh, who has a 25-year registration requirement under Megan's Law, was arrested in the Allentown section of Pittsburgh, where he had known ties to residents living there.

He was taken into custody after sheriff's deputies spotted him at a home in the 900 block of Excelsior Street.

Henchell is required to register as a sex offender because of a 2015 conviction for indecent assault by forcible compulsion, corruption of minors and making terroristic threats.

Both men are in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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