Sue Bell Cobb‘s campaign aide, Paul Littlejohn III turned himself Thursday evening after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department issued an arrest warrant Wednesday upon finding him in violation of the state’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
Littlejohn, 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.
On Wednesday the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was notified he was in violation of SORNA as he was working as a pastor at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, which also runs a daycare and is near a school. As a registered sex offender, Littlejohn is prohibited from both living and working near an elementary school or daycare.
Littlejohn failed to disclose this information to the sex offender registry. Violation of SORNA is considered a felony.
Littlejohn turned himself in at 6:41 p.m. CT.
The Cobb campaign has failed to respond to requests for comment.