Mark Allen Kutnyak- Pennsylvania- 2013 (DECEASED) Sept 5, 2016 0:29:27 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 5, 2016 0:29:27 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Pennsylvania Megan's Law Registry)
Fugitive Profile as of September 5th, 2016: (Based on Pennsylvania Sex Offender registry, Pennsylvania State Police Top 10 listing)
Year of Birth: 1957
Weight: 190 lbs
Hair: Brown or Gray
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Surgical scar on chest, Eagle tattoo on right arm
Who to call if you've seen him: Pennsylvania State Police at 1-888-292-1919 or email them at [email protected]
Mark Allen Kutnyak is considered such a dangerous absconded sex offender that the Pennsylvania State Police have named him one of their Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives.
On the night of October 19th, 1994, Kutnyak broke into a woman's home in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Kutnyak chased her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted the woman while choking her as he repeatedly slammed her head against a wall. Despite the serious allegations (only stating allegations since he wasn't convicted yet), Kutnyak was released on $25,000 bail. However, that bail would be soon be revoked after some bizarre behavior from Kutnyak.
On June 8th, 1995, Kutnyak called the Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney to let her know he was planning on purchasing a handgun with his case pending. (Investigators would soon learn it was a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun.) Later that day, he dropped off a full size Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flag at her office. As a result of these actions, the Judge in the case revoked Kutnyak's bail, citing him as a danger to the assistant DA, his accuser, and himself. Kutnyak represented himself at the hearing, claiming that he only made the call about the gun to keep the assistant DA apprised of his movements, and that the flag was simply meant as a "gift" to get her attention.
There are conflicting and confusing reports as far as dates of conviction and when convicted (one site says Kutnyak was convicted for one charge in September of 1995 and then again in May of 2006.) But what is known is that he was convicted and sentenced to at least 30 months in state prison, ultimately was released from jail in 2008, and was required to register as a sex offender under Pennsylvania's Megan's Law Registry. (And was classified as a tier 3 Sex offender- those in that category are considered the most dangerous threat to re-offend).
When he was released in 2008, Kutnyak moved to the town of Tinicum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and vanished from the state's sex offender radar in 2012.
But Tinicum police didn’t find that out until May 2013, when the state police Megan’s Law Unit asked the department to verify that Kutnyak was still living there, according to a criminal complaint.
Kutnyak hadn’t lived at the address on file with state police since he was evicted in July 2012, Tinicum police found. Under the state’s Megan’s Law, registered sex offenders have three business days to notify state police about changes in home or work addresses.
But six months before state police asked Tinicum police to check on Kutnyak’s whereabouts, court records show he was declared a fugitive in Bucks County Court after skipping a hearing on a theft charge. He has been missing since that day. And now the Pennsylvania State Police need the public's help to locate Kutnyak.
Thoughts? While obviously perhaps if there was a quicker process, Kutnyak may not have disappeared so easily, Pennsylvania's Megan’s Law Unit recently filled a newly created full-time position that is responsible for more quickly confirming the whereabouts of offenders who miss required check-ins. This doesn't excuse the mistakes of the past, but at least it gives hope to fixing those mistakes for the future.
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