Unregistered Sex Offender Discovered Living in Serra Mesa

Serra Mesa residents who noticed a man taking pictures of children in the neighborhood soon found out the man was a convicted sex offender who had failed to register with police.

When San Diego Police spoke with Daniel Lackey, he initially told them he was a transient. Officers said they soon uncovered that Lackey, 56, was a registered sex offender who was living in the neighborhood but had failed to report it.

Lackey was convicted in 1991 of a sex crime involving a minor, according to the City Attorney’s Office. As part of his sentence, he was required to report his address with the state.

On Tuesday, Lackey was found of failing to register as a sex offender and faces a year in jail when he’s sentenced March 4.

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