A wanted sex offender has turned himself into the LaPorte County Jail.
James W. Adams was a non-reporting sex offender and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday. Adams told police that he opted to surrender himself when he heard a news report that he was wanted for failing to comply with the terms of Indiana’s Sex and Violent Offender Registry.
He was booked into the LaPorte County Jail Friday morning on a charge of Failure to Register as a Class D felony. He is being held on a $7,500 bond.
Adams was convicted in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin of 3rd degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 2001. He was identified as an Offender Against Children with a lifetime requirement to register with law enforcement.