Starsky Vashan King : “Decatur Man Arrested for Sex Abuse and Violations of Sex Offender Registration Act”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Decatur Police Department (DPD) has recently made an arrest in connection with sex abuse charges and violations of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Starsky Vashan King, a 47-year-old man, was taken into custody and booked into the Morgan County Jail on Wednesday. The charges against him include second-degree sex abuse, living in a prohibited residence location as a registered sex offender, and failing to register with local law enforcement.

The incident came to light on July 1, when officers received a report of sexual abuse that occurred at a residence on Robinhood Way SW. According to the report, a 13-year-old was subjected to sexual contact with King at the residence. As the investigation progressed, it was discovered that King was already a registered sex offender.

The DPD’s SORNA Unit had prior knowledge of King because he and his wife had previously inquired about his eligibility to reside at the Robinhood Way residence. However, they were informed that it was not a compliant address. Despite this, King had been registering with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at an address in Courtland, claiming that he lived there. The investigation confirmed that King was actually residing at the Robinhood Way residence, which is situated in close proximity to multiple child care facilities.

On November 29, 2023, King turned himself in to his parole officer in Lawrence County. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Morgan County Jail to have the warrants served. Currently, King is being held on a $150,000 bond.

This arrest serves as a reminder of the importance of sex offender registration and notification laws. These laws exist to protect vulnerable individuals, especially children, from potential harm. The Decatur Police Department is committed to enforcing these laws and ensuring the safety of the community.

Authorities urge anyone with additional information related to this case or any other incidents involving King to come forward and contact the Decatur Police Department. By working together, the community can help prevent further instances of sexual abuse and hold offenders accountable for their actions.

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