Nationwide hunt for wanted sex offender out of St. Johns County

A nationwide hunt is on for a wanted sexual offender who was released from prison February 27 but has since failed to register by law as a sex offender.

Richard Louis Orzechowski, 58, is a white male, 5-foot-11 and 180 lbs. with gray hair and hazel eyes, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Special Victims' Unit Sexual Predator Offender Tracking is searching for him and issued an arrest warrant Friday.

Orzechowski was released from the Department of Corrections after serving a year on a conviction of a lewd and lascivious charge. He had 48 hours to register as a sex offender. By Thursday - four days after his release - he hadn't complied.

Anyone with information on where Orzechowski might be is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-209-1570. You can remain anonymous and receive a possible cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.

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