Tuesday, February 9, 2016

South Levy Sex Offender Arrested

February 9, 2016

Levy County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, with the assistance of State Probation and Parole Officers, arrested Michael Anthony Rader on an outstanding warrant and a new charge of failure to abide by the statutory regulations regarding his Sex Offender designation.  On February 8, 2016, Corporal Tom Martin made contact with Rader at his residence outside the Town of Inglis for the purpose of executing a Violation of Probation warrant on Rader. 

Prior to executing the warrant, Cpl. Martin’s investigation revealed that Rader was actively using a Facebook account which was not authorized under the Florida Sex Offender Law.  Rader was previously convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Victim 12-15 years of age in 2009. 

In Florida, Sex Offenders and Predators are not allowed to use the internet and social media without registering their accounts.  This part of the law seeks to prevent offenders from using the internet to contact potential victims. 

Corporal Martin executed the Violation of Probation warrant and charged Rader with Failure to Register his account.  Rader was booked into the Levy County Detention Center where he is being held without bond on both charges.