SAN DIEGO — A man convicted in 1991 of a sex crime involving a minor is facing a year in jail after being found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender, the City Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
Daniel Lackey, 56, is required to register as a sex offender for life in California as a result of his 1991 conviction for lewd and lascivious acts on a child 14 or 15 years old.
Authorities said Lackey brought suspicion on himself by taking photographs of neighborhood children in Serra Mesa. Neighbors contacted police, and Lackey told officers he was a transient.
However, an investigation revealed that Lackey was living in a single-family residence in Serra Mesa.
Registered sex offenders are required to report their true and correct address and to report any address at which they regularly reside.
Failing to provide accurate information to law enforcement as a registered sex offender is a crime in California.
Lackey, who was found guilty on Tuesday, is scheduled to be sentenced March 4.