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Runaway Auburn sex offenders arrested

Arrests in Washington, Nevada on warrants
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Two sex offenders who fled the Auburn area to other states could run but not hide from law enforcement.

Placer County sheriff’s detectives and probation officers worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest the two men - one in Washington State and the other in Nevada. Both had violated registration requirements by moving out of California.

Donald Glen Hornby, 53, an Auburn transient, was arrested by U.S. marshals on a warrant after fleeing to Washington State, the Sheriff’s Office said today.

Hornby violated post-release supervision terms and had several sex-offender registration violations, the Sheriff’s Office said. Hornby had been convicted of possession of obscene material depicting a minor in sexual conduct.

Arrested June 28, Hornby was in custody today at the Snohomish County Jail in Washington. He is to be brought back to Placer County to face charges related to his out-of-state departure, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Kevin Augustine, 53, of Auburn was arrested June 28 by Sheriff’s Office detectives for a sex-offender registration violation after he’d moved to Nevada without notifying Placer County.

Augustine is being housed at the South Placer Correctional Facility, with bail set at $250,000. Augustine was registered as a sex offender after being convicted of rape by force.