LOWELL -- A developmentally-delayed sex offender had his bail revoked on a pending assault case after he was arrested for allegedly shadowing a neighborhood boy.
In Lowell District Court on Monday, William Curtis, 28, of 28 Central St., Tewksbury, pleaded not guilty to disturbing the peace and failure to register as a sex offender. Curtis is either a Level 1 or Level 2 sex offender. His information is not listed on the state's Sex Offender Registry, which provides information on Level 3 sex offenders.
Prosecutors allege that last Friday, police responded to the area of Broadway and School streets for a report of small children yelling at a man to leave them alone.
The children's mother told police that Curtis, who she believed lived on Broadway Street, is unable to stay away from her 7-year-old son.
Prosecutors sought to have Curtis' bail revoked on his pending assault case and $5,000 cash bail on his new case.
But defense attorney Larry Colby said Curtis, who is developmentally delayed, lived in the area and returned to get mail. He said Curtis' past sex crime did not involve children.
Judge Thomas Brennan revoked Curtis' bail on the pending assault case and ordered him held on $1,000 cash on the new case.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for Oct. 25.
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