• Sexual predator, whose GPS device stopped transmitting, turns self in


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A convicted sexual predator, who had been missing since Friday, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday.

    Jeffrey Bailey's GPS monitoring device stopped transmitting on Friday, but he turned himself in to a state probation office in Osceola County. Bailey was turned over to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

    His registered address was a homeless camp in the woods along Old Tampa Highway in the Kissimmee area, but on Friday, the state agency in charge of monitoring him lost track of his GPS signal.

    The sheriff's office immediately began searching for him, but the public was not alerted that Bailey was missing until Tuesday.

    According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Bailey, who was on parole, didn't officially violate his parole until Monday.

    Bailey's ankle monitor was scheduled to be removed by the Department of Corrections in 25 days.

    "When we were notified Friday evening, they were not sure if the ankle monitor had been tampered with or if it'd been cut off," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

    Bailey was convicted in 2002 of a lewd act on a girl under 16. He was registered as a sexual predator when he was released from prison in 2010.

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