Brian Cecil Lester had been living in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street for about one month but had not contacted law enforcement about his move, according to reports. Lester was convicted on 12/05/2011 of Internet Stalking of a Child when he met an undercover officer who was posing as a 15-year-old female in an online chat room.
Police said he contacted the police department's sex offender coordinator in November advising that he was being evicted from his current residence wanting to move to the address on Chestnut. The coordinator told Lester that he couldn't live at the residence due to it being within 2000ft of a school, park, daycare or youth center. But police said he chose to move there anyway and was subsequently arrested Monday morning on charges of failure to register as a sex offender.
Lester was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center with no bond.
A level 3 sex offender is considered to have a high risk of re-offending.