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Missing Vic sex crims a reoffending risk

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Two missing Victorian registered sex criminals are at risk of reoffending say police, who have asked for public help to find the pair.

Steven Powell, 27, and Leslie Maxwell Jones, 39, have both failed to meet their obligations to update police on their residential addresses.

Both men have been convicted of sex offences involving children, as well as crimes involving drugs, weapons and assaults.

Police are worried their failure to provide their whereabouts means they might reoffend, Acting Assistant Commissioner Tony Langdon said.

"We're obviously concerned, that's why we're coming forward," he told reporters on Monday.

"Our concern is with the fact that they're actively not letting us know where they are."

Powell - who is known to frequent Footscray and Maribyrnong - last spoke with police on June 10 and failed to contact them on June 19.

"He is a person who is charged with a rape offence of a 14-year-old child in 2010," the assistant commissioner said.

"He has an extensive criminal history as well in relation to drugs, weapons offences, dishonesty, assaults and traffic offences."

Jones is known to frequent Sunshine, Footscray and the Melbourne CBD, and last spoke with police on April 9 before skirting his responsibility to tell them his address thereafter.

"He was charged and convicted of sexual penetration of a child under 16 in 2004, and also has an extensive criminal history in relation to drug offences, weapons, violence, assault and traffic offences," Mr Langdon said.

Police have released images of the men and Mr Langdon asked anyone who spots them not to approach, but to call triple zero.

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