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Police: Wanted sex offender may be following, photographing teen girls in Portland

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Avril Ramona Lavigne, also known as Romany Yves Mesina, jail booking photo. Avril Ramona Lavigne, also known as Romany Yves Mesina, jail booking photo.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A wanted sex offender may be following teen girls in Portland and taking photos of them, according to police.

The Portland Police Bureau Sex Offender Registration Detail is asking for the public's help locating 30-year-old Avril Ramona Lavigne, also known as Romany Yves Mesina.

Police said he has failed to register as a sex offender. He was convicted of second-degree rape in 2009, resulting in the requirement that he register as a sex offender.

Investigators have learned that Lavigne may be following young adult and teen girls, taking photos of them and posting the images on social media.

Lavigne is described as an Asian man, 5'6" tall and 130 pounds with black hair. He is most likely homeless, according to police, and frequents the Hawthorne Boulevard area in southeast Portland.

Police said Romany Yves Mesina is his given name, but he changed it to Avril Ramona Lavigne, the same name as the pop singer.

Anyone who sees him is asked to immediately call 911. Anyone with non-emergency information about Lavigne should email sord@portlandoregon.gov.

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