Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WANTED: Jerry O'Dell Kelley Jr - Repeat Sex Offender

Franklin County officials are looking for a registered sex offender for questioning in a sodomy and sexual abuse case.

Sheriff Larry Plott said Jerry O'Dell Kelley Jr., 33, had been living at 9165 Franklin 81 Lot 19, Phil Campbell.

Investigators said Kelley is wanted for questioning in a case involving accusations of sodomy, enticing a child and sexual abuse. The case involves a 10-year-old girl.

Authorities said the incident involving the child had been going on for a year.

Plott said Kelley is a registered sex offender and had been staying at the Phil Campbell residence but apparently moved without giving notification.

According to a sex offender registry, Kelley was convicted in 1996 of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which involved a 13-year-old girl.

Kelley is a white man, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes.

He has a "wild child" tattoo on his back, a demon and prison identification number tattooed on his left arm and a rebel flag, outlaw and satanic star tattoos on his right arm.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 332-8820 or Shoals Area CrimeStoppers at 386-8685.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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