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Man charged for failing to register as a sex offender in Cheyenne

Laramie County Sheriff Vehicles (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In a recent court appearance on March 27, Andre Pendleton faced charges for failing to properly register as a sex offender. The charge stems from an investigation led by Deputy Robert Mosbacher of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, highlighting discrepancies in Pendleton’s whereabouts and compliance with registration requirements.

Pendleton is required to register as a sex offender for life due to being convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree in October 2010, according to court documents. He was set a bail of $5,000 at 10% cash.

As a registered transient, he is required to check in with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office weekly.

Deputy Mosbacher’s affidavit reveals that during a sex offender verification check on March 15, it was discovered that Pendleton had not been staying at the Comea Shelter, his reported residence, since Feb. 8. This contradicted Pendleton’s check-in forms, where he claimed to reside at the shelter or its previous address on multiple occasions, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Moreover, Pendleton’s reported locations included areas within 1,000 feet of local schools, zones restricted to registered sex offenders. He claimed to have slept in areas close to Cole Elementary School and Baggs Elementary School, further violating registration rules.

Investigations into Pendleton’s employment status also raised questions. Despite claiming employment at a couple of Cheyenne businesses and having supposedly worked for them, conversations with business owners confirmed that Pendleton was neither employed nor considered for hire or rehire at these establishments.