Two Radcliff brothers, who police say have been non-compliant with the sex offender registry for more than a year, were arrested late Wednesday afternoon.

According to warrants for Johnny Tarter, 51, and Wayne Tarter, 53, it’s the second time both men have failed to comply with the state sex offender registry.

The men each are being held in lieu of $10,000 cash bonds at the Hardin County Detention Center.

According to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry, Johnny Tarter was convicted of second-degree rape of a then 7-year-old. He was arrested Oct. 30, 2001, his warrant states.

Wayne Tarter also was arrested Oct. 30, 2001, according to his arrest warrant. The registry lists his conviction as first-degree sexual abuse of a then-4-year-old.

Both are listed as lifetime sex offenders.

According to arrest warrants, the brothers were living at a residence in the 100 block of Pearl Street in Radcliff following an investigation in April by Child Protective Services. They had been evicted from living at a home in the 300 block of Terry Drive in Radcliff because of the investigation, the warrant said.

The investigation is ongoing, authorities say.

The brothers also reportedly shared a residence on Graham Avenue in Radcliff last year until the home burned down early last December. That was their last reported address, according to the KSP registry.

Wayne Tarter was first charged with failure to comply with the sex offender registry June 10, 2009, and July 15, 2010, for Johnny Tarter, according to the documents.

Second offense failure to register as a sex offender is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

The men are scheduled to appear on the charges at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 in Hardin District Court.

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Did RPD find them blowing into a jug with three x's on it and strumming a washboard? what a good looking pair. They sure don't look like sex offenders [wink]

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