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Sex offender accepts plea for second round of violations

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- A Bartley, Nebraska, man accepted his second plea agreement in the past two years that reduced felony sex offender registration acts to misdemeanors. The man, 42-year-old Danny Rex Wise, was subsequently sentenced to 90 days in jail and given credit for 41 days in jail already served during an Oct. 1, 2012, sentencing hearing in Red Willow County District Court.

Wise accepted the most recent plea agreement on Sept. 5, 2012, which reduced a Class IV felony sex offender registration act violation to a Class I misdemeanor offense of attempted: failure to register as a sex offender.

Similarly, Wise accepted a plea agreement on Sept. 7, 2010, both offered by Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood, that reduced an initial Class IV Felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender to a Class I Misdemeanor charge of attempted; failure to register as a sex offender. Wise was sentenced to 60 days in jail in January 2011 for that offense.

Wise's sex offender registration stems from his conviction of the 1996 rape of a 13-year-old girl, in which he served 11 years at the Arkansas Department of Corrections, discharged in 2007.

Wise's most recent registration violations stemmed from failing to report his move to the sheriff's department. Wise is required to report any time he leaves Red Willow County for a period of more than three days and allegedly had been in Missouri for at least two weeks when Sheriff's deputies contacted him.

Wise was an Indianola resident at the time of his 2010 violations.


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