The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an arrest warrant has been issued Paul Littlejohn III, Deputy Field Director for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Bell Cobb, for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sheriff’s office has released a statement explaining how they came know he was in violation of SORNA:
The Sheriff’s office Sex Offender Unit was made aware Littlejohn was working as a pastor at a Jefferson County church. He had not reported this employment. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Sex Offender Unit went to the church and verified his employment. They also learned that the church operates a daycare and is next door to an elementary school. Littlejohn is prohibited from living or working near an elementary school or daycare.
Investigators are attempting to locate him and “make him aware of the issue.” Upon arrest he will be put in jail on an $11,000 bond.
Littlejohn III is a former inmate at the Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore County where he spent 30 years following his 1984 conviction for three crimes: rape by forcible compulsion, sodomy I and robbery I. Court records indicate Littlejohn was convicted of raping a 20 year old female and sodomizing a 30 year old female.
He served 30 years in prison.
Earlier on Thursday, Cobb stood by her decision to hire Littlejohn III saying, “Paul was convicted of a horrendous crime, since then he is literally the picture of redemption.”