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Steuben officials seek sex offender


The Steuben County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a registered sex offender accused of violating Indiana's Sex or Violent Offender Registry law.

An arrest warrant was issued on Friday by Steuben Superior Court charging Ted J. Benhower, 53, with a felony count of failure to register his residence, according to a statement issued Monday by the sheriff's department.

It said police investigated after receiving information that Benhower was not living at his registered address.

He is described as 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. Benhower was last known to have facial hair.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's department at 260-665-3131 or Steuben County Crime Stoppers at 260-668-7867.