Man convicted of sex crime charged with indecent conduct while in custody
Rockland — A 27-year-old Camden man, convicted of sexually assaulting a young teen, was charged while at the Knox County Jail for exposing and touching himself in front of female inmates.
Addam Sheets was charged with indecent conduct July 23 after female inmates alerted guards to Sheets's activity while they were in the booking room and Sheets was in his cell.
Two inmates reported his conduct, but when Sheets was interviewed by Knox County Sheriff's Office Detective Justin Twitchell, he denied the allegations against him.
A former inmate who spent two days at the jail in July told police she had also been flashed by Sheets, and added he has exposed himself to every female inmate in custody, but that nobody would come forward with the information.
Sheets was ordered to be held without bail Aug. 8 until his probation revocation hearing Thursday, Aug. 27. He is accused of violating his probation earlier last month, for changing his residency without informing his probation officer, and not attending sex offender counseling sessions.
Sheets told police he was not aware he had to alert law enforcement if he changed his residence.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is represented by court-appointed attorney Jeremy Pratt.
Sheets was sentenced in December 2013 to three years in prison, with all but nine months suspended for one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of sexual abuse of a minor for engaging in criminal sexual conduct with a minor female victim.
He is not allowed contact with females younger than 18 years old.
The victim, 15, was interviewed by Camden Police Department and described a sexual encounter that occurred in March with Sheets. She also said Sheets had told her not to tell anybody about it, according to court documents filed by Camden Police Detective Curt Andrick.
Articles of clothing were collected for evidence, and DNA analysis links Sheets to the crime, said the affidavit.
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