A federal grand jury in Lubbock returned an indictment late Wednesday, charging Big Spring resident Douglas W. Arnold Jr., with one count of failing to register as a sex offender.
Arnold has been in custody since his arrest by the U.S. Marshals Service late last month.
According to documents filed in the case, Arnold traveled from Sikeston, Mo., to Big Spring in November 2010. Arnold had been convicted in Delaware on sex offenses in 1994 and again in 2000. In addition to incarceration, as part of each conviction’s sentence, Arnold was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with any child under age 16, including his own children, and to register as a sex offender for life, three times per year.
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