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Three accused of violating sex offender registration laws

Posted April 2, 2009 4:07 p.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2009 7:08 a.m. EDT

— Chatham County sheriff's deputies arrested a Moncure man Saturday for violating state laws that forbid registered sex offenders from caring for minors.

James David Nichols, 31, of 497 Forest Lakes Estates, was being held in the Chatham County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond Thursday.

Corrine Oxolins, 54, and Tonya Wilson, 34, both of the same address, also faced charges of allowing the care of a minor in the residence of a sex offender. They were also being held under separate $25,000 bonds.

All three suspects have a first court appearance set for April 27.

Deputies came to Nichols' home at the request of a person who was trying to move out. They spotted a child there and arrested the suspects, investigators said.

According to state Department of Correction records, Nichols was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a minor in Guilford County in 1999 and of the same charge in Randolph County in 2001. He served a total of about 14 months for both convictions.

Nichols was convicted of attempted second-degree rape in Perquimans County in 2003. He served four years for that charge and another nine months for a post-release violation in 2008.