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St. Johns County Sex Offender Gets 5 Years In Prison For Failure to Properly Register

1:11 PM, Mar 28, 2012   |    comments
Courtesy of the Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza
Alan Warren Hollis
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County man who failed to report his residence change in person has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

After a 1-day trial and 30 minutes of deliberations on Tuesday, Alan Warren Hollis, 47, was found guilty of failure of a sex offender to properly register, according to a release from the office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza. Circuit Judge Wendy Berger sentenced Hollis to 5 years in prison after the verdict was announced. 

In 1991, Hollis was sentenced for attempted sexual battery on a 9-year-old in Hillsborough County. He was released from prison in August 2006.

In October 2010, Hollis updated his driver's license with a St. Augustine address and showed it to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, which he is required to do.

However, in April 2011, Larizza's office obtained a national warrant for Hollis, because SJSO deputies visited the address Hollis provided on several occasions and he was never there.

The warrant was for failure of a sex offender to properly register and the bond was requested to be set at $50,000.  Hollis had to be extradited from Lexington County, South Carolina, to St. Johns County.

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