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Convicted sex offender is charged for violating registry in Forsyth

A Forsyth County Grand Jury has indicted a man on several counts of violating the Georgia Sex Offender Registry, stemming from a May compliance sweep conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Vincent Blake Hamilton, 45, who lives on Bennett Road in Cumming, was arrested on May 4 for two violations of the sex offender registry – failure to notify the sheriff’s office of change of job status and providing false information to a deputy – after the sheriff’s office’s sex offender unit “conducted an operation to ensure compliance among the registered sex offenders in the county,” said Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the agency, at the time.

“During the operation, 10 offender’s residences were searched and seven were found to be in compliance,” he said. “Three were found to be violating conditions of their probation of the sex offender registry and were arrested.”

Hamilton was originally convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree of a child under 13 in November 2014 in Michigan.

The Forsyth indictment references an incident in which Hamilton allegedly lied when updating his offender registration.

“[He] did provide false information when updating his registration with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office by stating that he left his employment on April 26, 2017, when he left his employment on March 8, 2017,” the indictment said.

Hamilton posted an $11,240 bond after his May 4 arrest and is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Sept. 6.

Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley is presiding over the case.