Convicted sex offender returns to Holmes Beach

A convicted sex offender has returned to his former residence in the 600 block of Dundee Lane in the Key Royale area of Holmes Beach after serving time in prison for an unrelated crime.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the 42-year-old man, who listed his address on Dundee Lane, fled the state in January 2013 without notifying the FDLE of his change of address as required by law. He had been charged with obtaining money from a Manatee County pawn shop by fraud when he disappeared.

In February that year, Oregon law enforcement arrested Douglas Mullaney. Detective Brian Hall of the Holmes Beach Police Department said Mullaney was charged in Oregon with possession of methamphetamine and failing to register as a sex offender. and he was extradited to Bradenton.

He went to trial in August and was sentenced to 29 months in prison. He also was convicted of failing to inform the FDLE of a change of address. He entered a plea of no contest to the charges.

He was given credit for time served while awaiting trial, and was released on probation earlier this month.

Mullaney was classified by law enforcement as a sexual offender after he was convicted in Pennsylvania in 1999 of having sex with a minor.

According to FDLE records, two convicted sex offenders now live in Holmes Beach, one in Bradenton Beach and two in Cortez.

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