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Flomaton sex offender arrested again

A convicted sex offender in Flomaton is facing new charges after he was allegedly found living with a child.

Aaron Lee Hicks, 46, was convicted in 2000 in Escambia County, Fla., for lewd and lascivious assault on a 10-year-old female.

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office Investigator Bruce Shue said Hicks – as a Flomaton resident – was required to register his status and his home and work addresses with local authorities.

“And, because of the age of his victim, Mr. Hicks is prohibited from residing in a home with a child under the age of 18, and that includes any overnight visit,” Shue said.

ESCO deputies were attempting to serve Hicks with a bond revocation warrant Tuesday morning when it was discovered he was living with a small child, Shue said.

“Mr. Hicks was wanted by the Escambia County District Attorney’s Office after being arrested on drug charges in April,” Shue said. “A search warrant done on his home determined that a 4-year-old female had stayed at least four nights in the home since Oct. 10, which is violation of the state’s Sex Offender Notification Act.”

Shue credits the arrest to “good citizen information.”

Hicks was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center. He is currently being held without bond. Last October, Hicks was arrested for failure to obtain proper identification.

“The sheriff’s office continues to be proactive with enforcing sex offender compliance,” Shue said. “Anyone with information on those offenders who may not be following the letter of the law should contact our office.”

To view the county’s current registered sex offenders, visit http://dps.alabama.gov.