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Man convicted of incest arrested for sex offender violation

Richard Leroy Parker Jr., 29, was arrested on Monday. (Iowa Sex Offender Registry website)

A southeast Iowa man convicted of incest has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

Richard Leroy Parker Jr., 29, was arrested on Monday.

Henry County Sheriff Rich McNamee received a report that Parker was possibly violating his probation.

Parker was found living near Salem, Iowa, and working in the county, but he hadn't registered with the sheriff's department.

Parker has a 2007 Henry County conviction for incest.

According to the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, he was 16 at the time. The victim was between the ages of 14-17.

He has been charged with two counts of sex offender registration violations and for probation violation.

Parker remains in custody at the Henry County Jail.

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