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A 41-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Lawrence on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.
Lawrence police arrested Jermaine Dion Smith, who was convicted of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child in Wyandotte County in 2000, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday near 23rd St. and Naismith Dr., according to jail records.
No fixed address was listed for Smith, and he was in Douglas County Jail today without bond, awaiting transfer to the custody of U.S. Marshals.
Sunday was the second time Smith has been arrested for failing to register with authorities in Douglas County as required by his 2000 conviction, according to Kansas prison records. He was recently paroled to Douglas County after spending three months in Kansas prisons for parole violations. Smith had also been convicted of failing to register in Wyandotte County in 2004.