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Sex offender arrested for violating registry requirements

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Melody Kanosha McCullum

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Sex offender arrested for violating registry requirements

WATERLOO – A Waterloo sex offender has been arrested after she allegedly moved without notifying authorities.

Police said Melody Kanosha McCullum also missed court dates on a case where she was accused of trying to bribe a police officer.

McCullum, 30, was arrested Tuesday for violating the sex offender registry and warrants for failure to appear and a probation violation. Her bond was set at $15,000.

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According to court records, McCullum was convicted of pimping and pandering in Johnson County in 2012 for setting up an Internet page that advertised a teenage relative for sex and collecting proceeds of prostitution.

In November 2012, she allegedly fled a residential correctional center where she was serving time for the pimping charge. She was then arrested for violating the sex offender registry by absconding and arrested in 2017 for providing false registration information.

During a May 17 argument on Randall Street, she allegedly pulled away and kicked a police officer who was trying detain her. After she was placed in the squad car, she allegedly offered the officer $1,200 to let her go, and assault and bribery charges were filed.

Then in early June she allegedly moved from her Wellington Street address without updating the sheriff’s office within the required five days, according to court records. Authorities discovered the move during a June 24 registry compliance check.

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