Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fugitive Repeat Sex Offender CAPTURED

A Gilbert man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in August 2007 has been arrested.

Donnie Allen Moates, 27, was arrested Monday evening at an acquaintance's home on Southland Road in Gilbert, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.

He is being held today at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a 3 p.m. bond hearing on charges of failing to register as a sex offender and third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The arrest, which occurred with incident, followed a resident's tip.

Moates was supposed to register as a sex offender in November 2007 following his September 2006 conviction of committing a lewd act on a child under 16, the sheriff's department said.

The new criminal sexual conduct charge is based on the accusation that Moates put his hand in the underwear of a teenage girl as she slept after drinking a large amount of vodka supplied by Moates.

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