Facebook account puts parolee behind bars

Julius Jackson arrest parole violation

LANCASTER – The Facebook photo above shows a man and young boy playing cards on a bed in a hotel room.

The man in the photo is 34-year-old parolee Julius Jackson, a registered sex offender who is prohibited from having contact with children or from accessing social media, authorities said. The photo, which was uploaded to a Facebook account in Jackson’s name on Jan. 15, caused Jackson to be arrested Tuesday for parole violation.

“During the time [of the photo] he had only been out for less than a week, and he was not supposed to have any contact with children,” said Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.

In this picture, uploaded to Jackson's Facebook account a little over a week ago, Jackson is wearing his ankle monitor.

In this picture, uploaded to Jackson’s prohibited Facebook account a little over a week ago, Jackson is wearing his ankle monitor.

Jackson, who was released on parole on Jan. 10 for assault with a deadly weapon, is one of several local registered sex offenders keeping Facebook accounts in violation of their parole, Dorsey said.

“Parolees that have been convicted of sex crimes, the majority of them have conditions where they’re not supposed to have any access to social media websites or computers,” Dorsey said.

The local parole office recently cross referenced their database of local registered sex offenders with Facebook and discovered at least 12 paroled sex offenders with active Facebook profiles, Dorsey said. This week, agents are conducting parole compliance operations to take those parolees back into custody.

“The reason we’re doing this is mainly for public safety,” Dorsey said. “We want parents to be aware of social media. They definitely need to monitor how their kids are using social media, especially Facebook.”

During a parole compliance operation Tuesday, agents visited Jackson’s residence on Avenue H-12 and 6th Street West in Lancaster.

A search of the residence also turned up a stolen motorcycle and carpet cleaner, Dorsey said, adding that agents realized the items were stolen after checking their serial numbers.

Jackson was arrested around 11:50 a.m. for violating parole and for felony vandalism, because he kicked out the back window of the patrol car, Dorsey said.

Jackson’s sister and brother-in-law were also arrested at the home for receiving stolen property, Dorsey said.

Agents planned to target six addresses during Tuesday’s compliance operation, but were only able to get to Jackson. They plan on conducting the remaining compliance checks this week, Dorsey said.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of the story contained a quote from Dorsey about the State paying for the hotel room shown in the top photo. While the State did pay for Jackson’s hotel rooms in the past (as recent as 2007), the State was not paying for his hotel room upon his release in January 2013.

  23 comments for “Facebook account puts parolee behind bars

  1. twinz mom
    May 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

    What a way to find out about the girls dad… Gotta be more to tha story than I was told… “Sex offenses” is deep. N I got girls… Not kool. Shoulda been honest. Maybe my mind wouldnt be in overload right now thinkin up tha dozens of situations that coulda caused all this. No body said anything to me. Sumbody should told me…

    • twinz mom
      May 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      And for the record, we cannot jus take what the media tells us & run wit it. There is more to it that meets the eye. Media sees a lil boy alone in a hotel room with a “alleged” sex offender… Well I see a Man, being a father, playin cards wit his son. Its all in ones perception. Open minds create open hearts… Dont judge anything by what u see or hear… God’s word specifically instructs us concerning this matter…

      Proverbs 25:8 THE MESSAGE BIBLE

      Don’t jump to conclusions—there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.

  2. Nancy P
    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Poor Desertmom thinks all registered sex offenders are child molesters. You’ve been in the desert too long.

  3. sikntired
    May 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    There just ain’t no cure for stupid.

  4. FedUp
    May 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    So this guy is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon and the reason he has all these restrictions is that he must have a prior conviction resulting in 290 registration. I cannot find anyone by his name on the Megans Law website so his previous offense must have been one that does not even warrant public listing.

    Personally I would feel much better if all murderers and violent parolees were subject to tight restrictions as opposed to the guy who might have a girlfriend who was a minor in the past.

    But that does not sell newspapers and produce the moral outrage the way the words “sex offenders” does. Does it.

    May 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Excuse me Yvonne, the articul states that the state of Calif. is paying his rent, which means us as tax payers are paying his rent.Hummmm…..

  6. nadia
    May 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I’m sure this is totally embarrassing for the family. I do not feel sorry for child molesters and if this is his son why are they alone in a motel? Where is the mother? Sad, sad, sad, that this young child has to live this way.

  7. Nancy P
    May 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Just curious, is this boy the registered sex offenders son?

    • yvonne
      May 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

      That boy is our Son. . His father is being wrongfully accused of being labeled. Truth will prevail n defamation of character will be heard by facts. .

      • Letlow
        May 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        Curious as to why you would identify your son on a public forum this way. The boy’s face is hidden in the pic, and rightfully so to protect his privacy. But now that you have just claimed him as your son, YOU have outed him. I will try to get your comment removed. Perhaps you did not think it all the way through?

        • Yo Mama
          May 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

          Neither of em are very bright. For example: “Mr. Paroll Officer, does this mean I’m not allowed to be around my son either?” Would’ve solved all this. But, not thinking things all the way through seems to be an issue for these upstanding folks…

          Ya gotta love Facebook!!

      • Nancy P
        May 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        Yvonne, I was NOT judging you in any way. I understand a father should be able to see his kids if they were not who his victims were reported to be. I AM NOT JUDGING YOU.
        I’m sure he missed his son and more important, his son missed him while he was away.Be prepared for the tough road ahead.

        • justmyopion
          May 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

          Nancy is right Yvonne..I think ANY parent (as long as their child wasn’t the victim) would need to spend time with their children..IF however, he had not had the Facebook and internet access(which in itself is a violation) MAYBE he would not be in this situation…one violation is bad but HE made it public with his postings on the internet – which I hope by now you have closed down..he could be the nicest guy in the world..but laws are laws and violations are violations.

          • Desertmom
            May 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

            Seriously? Nicest guy in the world? He is on PAROLE and hangs out where there is stolen property and even if he could explain that away he doesn’t, he freaks out in the back of the cop car and busts the window out. That tells me, he is violent. If there is even a question of my hubby molesting little kids then I would keep mine away until the truth came out, better safe then sorry.

      • twinz mom
        May 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

        Please contact me Yvonne. No animosity. All in Gods good love, grace n mercy.

  8. ceelo
    May 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Is that a pistol on the bed to the right of this man?

    • ceelo
      May 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Nope. I zoomed in it’s just a control and some tape. But it sure fooled me

  9. Hollie reynolds
    May 1, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I still don’t get why WE are paying for these perverts housing. They commit a crime and we pay! Just how long does this free ride go for these slime balls?

    • yvonne
      May 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

      First off know your facts. You didn’t pay his rent n he is being wrongly charged n accused. No one in AV paid for his housing. The slim ball your referring to is not him. Know ur facts before speaking.

      • Nick
        May 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

        Uh, YES…we DID pay for his rent, food, clothing and any medical problems (including dentistry) he may have had while in prison..and oh look, he’ll be in prison AGAIN and we’ll have to pay again and again. yay

  10. David Cox
    May 1, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Thanks for this story. I think you meant to write he was arrested around 11:50 *AM*, not pm. That would fit the timeline better, seeing that you posted this article at 9:21 PM Tuesday, April 30th.

    • May 1, 2013 at 8:44 am

      You’re absolutely right David. Many thanks for the catch! We fixed it. :)

  11. May 1, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Just goes to show you that “if criminals were smart we wouldn’t need prisons”. If only every ignorant criminal would make it so simple for law enforcement to make a case against them…

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