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Convicted sex offender arrested
Failed to notify authorities about job
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Forsyth County News


* Anyone with information on Curtis Joe Motes’ whereabouts can contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch at (770) 781-3087 or the CrimeStoppers anonymous tip line at (770) 888-7308.

* Also, residents can search the local sex offender registry, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s list at

A 31-year-old convicted sex offender living in Forsyth County was arrested Wednesday after he reportedly failed to notify authorities about a new job.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies took Jeffery Custer into custody at an area business after discovering he had been working there without notifying the sex offender unit as required.

A report from the sheriff’s office said deputies went to Custer’s registered home address on Heardsville Road, where they learned he had gotten a job last month at an area auto repair business.

Custer, who is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond, is required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 2003 conviction for sexual battery in Heard County.

The newly formed pro-active community enforcement unit at the sheriff’s office, as well as the agency’s reserve unit, have begun conducting regular visits to addresses provided by sex offenders.

As of Tuesday night, they had not found 27-year-old Curtis Joe Motes, for whom an alert was issued last week.

Motes failed last month to register as a sex offender, something he’s required to do after a 2006 conviction for child molestation in Hall County.

His last known address was 5774 Adrian Lane in Forsyth.

According to Georgia Law, any person convicted of a criminal sex offense in any state or territory must register once a year with local law enforcement, providing accurate information about where they work and live. They must also notify authorities if they move.

Forsyth has 113 sex offenders who are required to register, according to the sheriff’s office. Eighteen of those are currently in jail.