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Sulphur man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

Sulphur man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender
Photo provided by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:34am

A man has been arrested for failing to register as sex offender in Calcasieu Parish.

On October 4, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a man riding a bicycle without a headlamp on it at the intersection of W. Burton Street and N. Claiborne Street in Sulphur.

Deputies spoke with the man, identified as sex offender Matthew R. Jouett, 18, and discovered he did not possess a sex offender identification card.

Deputies also discovered the address listed on Jouett’s Louisiana driver’s license was outdated and he had moved without notifying the proper authorities within three (3) days, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

Jouett, who was convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in Calcasieu Parish in October 2012, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Jouett's bond was set at $10,000.

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