Sex Offender Convicted of Violating Registry Requirements

DA Charme Allen announces that prosecutors in the Criminal Court Unit obtained convictions against a child sex offender who refused to comply with conditions of the Sex Offender Registry.  Darrin Vaughn Clark, 54, was convicted of two counts of Violation of Community Supervision for Life. Judge Hector Sanchez set the case for sentencing on September 15.

In a one-day trial, Assistant District Attorneys Amelia Hamilton and Ashley McDermott explained to the jury that Clark had been convicted previously of a crime that required him to be placed on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and to submit to the requirements of Community Supervision for Life.  One of those requirements was that he be subject to polygraph examinations.  When the polygraph examiner told Clark he would be asked if he had been alone with any children, Clark refused to answer and would not answer any questions about whether he had violated the conditions of the sex offender registry.

“We work with law enforcement to monitor sex offenders even after they have served their prison sentence, and we will seek additional jail time for those that violate the terms of their release,” said DA Allen.

Clark has seven prior convictions for Aggravated Statutory Rape, Attempted Rape, and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor from 2012.  Assistant Victim Witness Coordinator Kim Strike aided in the prosecution of this case.

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