San Diego

Convicted Sex Offender Guilty of Failing to Register After Taking Photos of Children

 A sex offender convicted of a crime in 1991 was found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender, stemming from complaints that he was taking photographs of neighborhood children, the San Diego City Attorney’s office announced.

Daniel Lackley, 56, was found guilty of failing to register Tuesday and faces up to a year in jail when sentenced, said City Attorney spokesman Gerry Braun.

Neighbors contacted police when Lackey started taking photos of neighborhood children in Serra Mesa. He told police he was a transient, but an investigation by San Diego Police Detective Melvin Lofftus found he was living in a single-family home in the neighborhood.

Lackley was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious acts on a child 14 to 15 years old in 1991. He is required to register as a sex offender for life because of the conviction.

In the State of California, a convicted sex offender’s failure to report a correct address at which he or she currently lives is illegal.

His sentencing is set for March 4, 2016.

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