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      Sex offender in Gadsden charged with living in prohibited area near school

      A Gadsden man has been arrested and charged as a sex offender.{} Jason Wesley Fitts was arrested Monday.{} The 36 year old is charged with three counts of the community notification sex offender act.{}

      Fitts was found to be living in a prohibited area after a sheriff's office deputy conducted a random, monthly check of sex offenders.{} He was at a residence located within 2,000 feet of an elementary school and daycare.{} Fitts also failed to verify his address with investigators.

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      Fitts is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

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