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Police call on public to help locate missing sex offender John Huggins


Victoria Police is seeking public assistance to locate registered sex offender John Huggins.

The 42-year-old provided false information about his address to police, which is in breach of his reporting obligations.

Superintendent Lauren Callaway told Tony Jones Huggins was convicted of an indecent act with a child under 16 and was jailed for two years in 2006.

“He’s been missing since the 30th of August but police have had contact with him on the phone probably as late as the 20th of September,” Superintendent Callaway said.

“A male answered the phone and hung up immediately when police identified themselves.

“He hasn’t committed any further offences since being place on the register, we consider him high risk, I wouldn’t say he’s dangerous, the original offence was against someone known to him.”

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Police have released an image of Huggins in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information about his whereabouts.

He is known to frequent the Fitzroy or Melbourne CBD areas.

Anyone who sights Huggins is urged to contact triple zero (000) immediately.