Police: Registered sex offender in Wakulla County creates Facebook account under fake name

Police: Registered sex offender in Wakulla County creates Facebook account under fake name
Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-18 11:34:00-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A registered sex offender in Wakulla County was arrested for creating a Facebook account under a fake name and not providing law enforcement with his cellphone number.  

James Myers was arrested by the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office on Friday.  

Myers is a registered sexual offender as a result of a conviction in April 2017 for possession of a picture showing sexual performance by a child. 

WCSO says that since Myers lives in Crawfordville, he is required to register as a sexual offender with them.  

WCSO states Myers is currently on specialized restrictions and can not use the internet. 

Myers is also required to registration obligations, which state, "must report all changes to home telephone numbers and cellar telephone numbers, including added and deleted numbers within 48 hours of any change in the information." 

On Thursday, deputies found out that Myers has been using a cellphone to access the internet and even got a photo taken a couple days before of him doing so.  

On Friday, deputies interviewed Myers, who stated a relative bought the cellphone for him "about a month ago" and that the account was in the relative's name. 

Myers admitted to deputies that "yes I've had a Facebook account for a couple of years now," and said the account was created by him under the alias "Jamie Long." 

Myers provided deputies with the internet address he used to create the Facebook page and stated there were no pictures of him on the account. 

However, there was a profile picture of a "cat walking" on the page. 

Based on the evidence, Myers is being charged with failure to provide internet account and failure to register his cellphone number.  

He was taken to the Wakulla County Jail.