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Registered sex offender accused of being within 500 feet of a park with a playground in Fulton

A Fulton man was charged with being a sex offender physically present or loitering within 500 feet of a park with playground, pool and museum.

Officers said that back in August, they were speaking with three boys at Hockaday Park about a juvenile complaint.

Officers said while they were on the scene, they observed a man wearing dark clothing standing under the lighted pavilion located within the park.

Officers said the pavilion is approximately 100 feet from the park’s playground equipment.

Officers said as time passed, the man began to walk down into the woods towards E. 1st Street.

Officers said as they left the park, they headed to E. 1st Street and observed the same man from the park walking in the middle of the road.

Officers said they were able to recognize the man as Nekia Johnson.

Officers said before they left the area, they called dispatch to check if Johnson had any active warrants.

The dispatcher told officers Johnson was a registered sex offender and had a restriction to not be near a park with a playground or pool.

Johnson was arrested for failing to follow the rules of his restrictions.

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