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Orlando sex offender arrested for violation of sexual offender registration law

4/16/2015
 
ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents today arrested Richard Eugene Gaugh, Jr., 63, of 2901 W. Concord Ave., Orlando, Fla., on one count each of sex offender violation – failure to comply with registration law and violation of probation.
 
Agents began investigating Gaugh after receiving information that he made sexually suggestive comments on children’s photos online using an unregistered screenname. Today, FDLE agents and Florida Department of Corrections correctional probation specialists responded to Gaugh’s residence for a probation check.  He was taken into custody without incident.   
 
Gaugh was booked into the Orange County Jail.  This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit.
 
Gaugh was convicted of using the internet to solicit a child for sex and required to register as a sexual offender in Florida as of March 10, 2008.  Laws require sexual offenders to register specific information such as their home address, current employment, and social media identifiers. Offenders register at their local sheriff’s office and information is provided to FDLE to be maintained publicly online.  Florida’s sex offender registry began in 1997 and is accessible to the public at www.flsexoffender.net
 
Please visit the Secure Florida website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at: http://secureflorida.org/staying_safe/best_practices_for_parents/.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001