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Lincoln County police find missing convicted sex offender

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Authorities in Lincoln County are searching for registered sex offender James Burt, 48. Police believe he may still be in the Troy, Mo. area. Credit: KMOV Authorities in Lincoln County are searching for registered sex offender James Burt, 48. Police believe he may still be in the Troy, Mo. area. Credit: KMOV
LINCOLN COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Authorities in Lincoln County found an absconded sex offender they were looking for.

Police were looking for James Burt, 48, of Troy. In 2011, he was convicted for molesting a girl younger than 14 in Lincoln County. After completing his prison sentence, he registered with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as sex offender in June.

When he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender in July, someone in the sheriff’s office went to check on his home, but learned he moved to an unknown location.

Burt was later found and arrested.

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