LANCASTER – Nearly two weeks after landing on the local parole office’s “Most Wanted” list, a 35-year-old sex offender has turned himself in, authorities said.
“Julius Jackson turned himself in to our California Parole Apprehension team. He met them last night [July 7] at the Lancaster Metrolink station at 6 p.m., and he was placed in custody and subsequently booked at Lancaster Sheriff Station without incident,” said Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.
Jackson arranged the meeting after seeing his picture in the local media, Dorsey said. The parolee had been placed on the local “Most Wanted” list because he failed to report to parole as instructed upon his release from County jail in May.
“Currently he is looking at not only the parole violation for absconding, but also additional charges for failure to register as a sex offender,” Dorsey added.
Jackson may also be linked to an assault that occurred since his release from jail, Dorsey said.
“The parole division is currently investigating additional charges via the California City Police for a possible assault that took place in California City within the last couple of weeks,” Dorsey said.
Jackson is a Denver Lane Blood gang member with a criminal history that includes sexual abuse, battery with serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, according to the local parole office.
The sex offender made the local news last year when he was arrested for having a Facebook account that included a picture of he and a young boy playing cards in a local motel room. Jackson is restricted from having contact with children or from accessing social media, local parole officials said at the time.
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