SCSO: Alabaster man failed to register as sex offender
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – A 62-year-old Alabaster man who was convicted in the 1980s of sexually abusing a child is facing up to 10 years in prison after he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to the area earlier this year.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lloyd Paul Ealey, who lists an address on Ninth Street Southwest in Alabaster, on Oct. 13 and charged him with one count of failure to register as a sex offender. According to his arrest warrant, Ealey failed to register with SCSO between August and October of this year.
Failure to register as a sex offender is a Class C felony, according to Alabama law, and is punishable by up to a decade in prison upon conviction.
According to Florida Department of Corrections records, Ealey was convicted in Polk County, Florida, in 1989 of the sexual battery of a child younger than 12.
As of Oct. 17, Ealey was still being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
He is set to appear in Shelby County District Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Daniel Crowson on Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m.