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Morgan indicts sex offender who allegedly didn't register

By Sheryl Marsh 340-2437

A trip across the Georgia line into Alabama landed a man, who had served a prison term for child molestation, in the Morgan County Jail for not registering as a sex offender.

A Morgan County grand jury indicted Charles William Jacobs, 44, of Polk County, Ga., on charges of failure to register as a sex offender, failure to notify of change of address and establishing a residence with a child.

Jacobs served eight years in a Georgia prison, according to records.

Authorities allege that Jacobs was living at 1607 Buena Vista Circle S.E. when a sheriff's investigator arrested him in November.

Police said he had been living at the residence since August. Authorities alleged that a minor lived at the residence, which was near a day-care center.

Polk County, Ga., authorities wanted Jacobs for absconding. He was convicted there of two counts of child molestation in April 1997.

Georgia corrections authorities released him from prison Dec. 25, 2005, according to records.

Jacobs is being held at the Morgan County Jail without bond.

He has been there since his arrest in November, according to jail employees.

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