By Joe Johnson
A convicted child molester was recently indicted for failing to register as a sex offender.
Vincent Funta Mack, 54, was charged in a grand jury indictment that was filed Feb. 4 in Clarke County Superior Court.
Mack was arrested in December 2012 and subsequently indicted for child molestation, sexual battery on a child under 16 years old and simple battery, according to court records.
He allegedly touched a boy’s genitalia for his own sexual gratification, records show.
In August 2013, and as part of a negotiated agreement, Mack pleaded guilty to child molestation and the other charges were dismissed.
In accordance with the plea deal, Western Judicial Circuit Judge H. Patrick Haggard sentenced Mack to five years in confinement and 15 years on probation.
After his release from Phillips State Prison in December 2017, Mack failed to register as a convicted sex offender with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, according to records.
He was arrested on Nov. 25 for the registry violation and also for two felony probation violations that stemmed from convictions on child molestation and failure to register as a sex offender.
He has since been held without bond at the Clarke County Jail.
During his 2013 court case, Mack's attorney filed a motion stating his client would live at a home on Oak Hill Drive if granted bond.
When arrested three months ago, Mack was listed on the Clarke County Jail's website as being homeless.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 24.
Anyone who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can contact The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center. The agency provides a range of free services to child and adult victims of sexual and physical abuse, including medical care, advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups.
The Cottage also maintains a 24-hour crisis and information hotline at (877) 363-1912. For more information, visit www.northgeorgiacottage.org.