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Manatee sex offender arrested again

MANATEE — A Manatee sex offender as been arrested for the third time in six months on charges of failing to notify authorities of a change in residence, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Detectives with the sheriff’s sex offender unit arrested Ricky Taylor III, 27, on Tuesday, saying he failing to meet with his probation officer or to notify state authorities of an address change.

Taylor had been arrested on the same charges in October and November, but bonded out of jail, according to the sheriff’s report.

Taylor is now being held without bond at the Manatee County jail on the new charge, and on probation violation charges.

He is a registered sex offender for a 2003 conviction for lewd and lascivious battery on a child between the ages of 12 and 15, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.