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Sex offender arrested on protected property

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MURPHY, NC (WRCB) -

A 40 year old Murphy North Carolina woman is in custody for being on protected property.

Loretta Lynn Townsend was reported on the Tri County College campus which also houses the Tri County Early College, a local high school.

It was reported that she was on campus at the cosmetology department for several hours.

Townsend is a registered sex offender and was on probation for creating a Facebook account.  

Townsend is booked at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.  She is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

Townsend was convicted in 1999 and 2000 of indecent liberties with a minor.

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