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Two sex offenders receive prison time for failure to register

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BROOKSVILLE - Jason Dean, 35, was sentenced to 69 months in the Florida Department of Corrections Wednesday, after being arrested for failing to register as a sexual predator last year.

A sheriff's office incident report shows Dean did not have the necessary documents to get a driver's license or identification card when he was released from prison in 2012. Dean was arrested last June on charges of failure to register as a sexual predator, but the case was dismissed after the court reviewed a letter from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles stating Dean had reported to their office and was unable to receive a driver's license.

Dean was then arrested in August after failing to register with the sheriff's office as a sexual predator.

Prison records show Dean has been incarcerated five times since 1997 on charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 16, grand theft auto, fleeing to elude and failure to register as a sex offender.

In August, Dean was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of burglary of a conveyance and resisting an officer with violence.

Also Wednesday: James Bos, 54, was sentenced to 42 months in prison on charges of failure to register as a sex offender.

Bos was arrested last August after sheriff's deputies responded to an illegal burn on Oakdale Avenue. A background check showed Bos, who was convicted of a lewd and lascivious act on a child under 16 in 1994, failed to register as a sex offender when he moved back to Hernando County from Mississippi two months earlier.

Prosecutors later dropped the illegal burn charges.

Bos entered an open plea Wednesday. When Judge Stephen Toner mentioned Bos was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in another state, the defendant said he was arrested after going to register a day later than the law required.

Bos said he had cancer, a heart condition, and had two strokes last year. "I would do 10 years probation before I go to prison," Bos said.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Daly said Bos scored a minimum of 42 months in prison, and a maximum of 60 months.

Bos, of Spring Hill, has 161 days time served, according to jail records.

wbiddlecombe@hernandotoday.com

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