Wanted sex offender using alias in Wilmington apprehended

WILMINGTON –– A man who had been running from law enforcement for two years was sentenced in the state’s eastern district federal court last Thursday to more than four years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Henry Lewis Sisk, 48, pled guilty on May 11 to one count of failing to register. He was first convicted in 2008 for an offense involving a 5-year-old, leading to a sentence that required lifetime registration. Once he was released, Sisk moved to Michigan and was registered there. By 2017, he absconded and by Jan. 2018, authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

In South Carolina in early 2019, Sisk allegedly sexually abused a 4-year-old, according to a pending April 2019 warrant. By June 2019, he had relocated to Wilmington where he was living using the alias Johnny Osborne.


He was stopped at a checkpoint in January 2020 in New Hanover County and was eventually identified through fingerprint analysis.


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