A convicted child molester has been sentenced to a month in jail after he was caught having prohibited online activity.
The man, Brian Scott Hickey, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on the charge of attempted violation of sexual offender registration. He was directed to serve 30 days. He will then be extradited to Orange County, Fla., where he is charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Hickey was arrested for failing to report two new email addresses to his probation officer. The addresses were found during a visit to his home.
Under his agreement with the sex offender registry, Hickey is required to report any electronic mail, instant message or internet communication name within three days of establishing it.
Hickey failed to follow the rules when he set up firstname.lastname@example.org, bringing about the charge.
Hickey was on parole for a 2012 conviction for lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12 and is listed on the TBI website as being violent against children.