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Sex offender sentenced after moving to Jacksonville

Ricardo Irvine failed to register after moving from Indiana

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge sentenced a man to 41 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender after traveling from Indiana to Jacksonville.

Ricardo Lamont Irvine, 43, pleaded guilty in December.

Irvine was convicted of child molestation in Evansville, Indiana in November 1996, according to court documents.

In September 2015, Jacksonville police officers responded to a local Walmart store in reference to a disturbance. 

Officers made contact with Irvine, who told them he had been in Jacksonville for about two weeks and was living in a wooded area.

Records checks revealed he was a registered sex offender from Indiana and failed to register in Florida.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.