KISSIMMEE, Fla. (CBS) Police arrested sex-offender Rosemary Mowls, who was convicted of molesting a 16-year-old boy more than 10 years ago, after she failed to register her sex-offender status with authorities for the third time, says a report.
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office deputies tracked down Mowls at her Kissimmee residence and arrested her, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Mowls, 41, was first arrested in Polk County in 1996 and convicted of lewd and lascivious assault, said the Sentinel. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's sex-offender database, Mowls spent sixth months behind bars for that conviction.
In 1999, she got another visit from law enforcement officials when she did not register her sex-offender status with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. But, when deputies arrived at the nomadic molester's home Mowls pretended that she was not herself, telling police that the woman they were searching for was out pumping gas, said the Sentinel. Mowls fessed up about the story, saying she was frightened when she saw police. They booked her again and she served 13 months in prison.
Mowls also spent another four years in prison in 2005 drug-related charges and for, again, refusing to inform officials of her whereabouts.
She is currently being held without bond at the Osceola County Jail.