The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has arrested a registered sex offender who was riding a bicycle in a school parking lot.
Lt. Brian Damron, of the sheriff ’s department, said classes at Whitesburg Middle School were ready to dismiss around 3 p.m. on Tuesday when he and Whitesburg Police Captain Tyrone Fields arrested Earl S. Adams, 46, of 4568 Highway 15, Whitesburg.
Police said they had received several complaints of Adams spending time around school grounds and the Letcher County Skate Park trying to talk with children.
Adams, who was being held in the Letcher County Jail, was charged with being in violation of a registered sex off ender school restriction, a misdemeanor.
Adams has been convicted of second-degree rape and firstdegree unlawful transaction with a seven-year-old minor.
Damron advises parents to keep watch on where their children play and to be aware of who is around.