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Durham sentenced to 60 days in jail
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A convicted sex offender has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for showing up at a daycare in violation of the terms of the sex offender registry.The man, James Scott Durham, 44, was directed by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 60 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence on the reduced charge of attempting to violate the terms of the sexual offender registry. Durham was charged after he came to a daycare facility on Old Smithville Highway earlier this month.“He is a sex offender and is not allowed to be on daycare property,” said sheriff’s investigator Jason Rowland in the warrant against him.Rowland said that after speaking to the daycare owner, he obtained surveillance video from the childcare facility.“I obtained a video of Mr. Durham on the property and at the front door of the state licensed daycare,” Rowland said.As part of his new sentence, Durham has been warned to stay away from the daycare and not to be on the premises for any reason.Durham is on the sex offender registry after he was convicted of attempted rape in 1996.