Sex offender accused of failing to register in Fla.

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Anthony Burkitt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 44-year-old Jacksonville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with failing to register as sex offender, after traveling from the state of Maryland.

If convicted, Anthony Burkitt faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Burkitt has been in custody on related state charges since his arrest on April 13.

According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 27, 2002, Burkitt was convicted of attempted second-degree rape in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Subsequent to his conviction, between Sept. 9, 2011, and April 13, 2014, he traveled from Maryland to Florida, where he has since lived, according to the indictment.

Burkitt allegedly failed to register as a sex offender in Florida, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, according to the indictment.

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