Decatur Man Arrested for Violation of Sex Offender Registration Act


Decatur-  A 35 year old Decatur man is under arrest for violating the Sex Offender Registration Act.  Scott Edwards was arrested for not updating his address.

But, according to sworn statements, Decatur police are investigating Edwards for sexual assault.  They’re investigating the possibility he sexually assaulted his 4 year old daughter on March 31, 2016.    

Edwards is currently being held in the Macon County Jail.  He is being held on the address violation.

Edwards was previously convicted of aggravated sexual abuse in May of 2006, in Virginia.  He’s registered as a sexual predator.

Scott Edwards was also arrested in Decatur in 2013.  Police say he sexually abused two boys under the age of 13 in his home. 

He is currently out on bail on that case, awaiting trial.  The trial is set for July.  He was due back in court for a motion hearing next month.

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