Registered Sex Offender Accused of Working Near School

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A man listed as a sex offender was arrested by authorities on May 17.

According to the Dothan Police Department, Shelly Newton, 41, of Morgan Street, was arrested and charged with three counts of violating the Community Notification Act. Newton allegedly moved from a residence where he was listed as a sex offender. He confirmed to police that he worked at a local business that was a near a school.

The Dothan Police Department will continue to monitor all listed sex offenders and prosecute those persons not in compliance with the laws of the state.

Newton’s bond has been set at $45,000.

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