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NJ sex offender jailed in Cumberland

Posted May 20, 2011 2:51 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County authorities have arrested a New Jersey woman who had not registered as a sex offender in North Carolina, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office said Friday.

Aquinna Geneva Spinks, 25, was convicted of a sexual offense involving a 9-year-old in New Jersey in 2003, said spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said. She said Spinks moved to Guilford County but did not register as a sex offender, and authorities issued a warrant for her arrest.

In May, Spinks moved to a residence at 1049 Rim Road in Fayetteville, close to a day care, and again didn't alert authorities to her address, Tanna said.

Spinks was charged with failure to register as a convicted sex offender and residing within 1,000 feet of a day care.

She was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $40,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance was set for Monday.