Sex offender convicted, sentenced after failing to report address

Published: Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 9, 2013 at 3:31 AM EST
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HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A registered sex offender in Hickory was convicted Wednesday after failing to notify authorities of an address change.

James Edward Williams, 53, was convicted of felony failure to report new address as a convicted sex offender and habitual felon status in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Williams was sentenced to no less than 100 months and no more than 132 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.

The crime, officials said, occurred in June 2011, in Catawba County when Williams absconded and failed to notify authorities of his current address. He was convicted in October 1999 of felony second degree rape in Catawba County and was required to register with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.

Williams will be transported to Central Prison in Raleigh for processing.

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