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BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. – A sheriff in central Georgia is speaking out after a registered sex offender on parole committed crimes a month later.

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According to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry, Christopher Baxter was convicted of sexual battery against a child under 16 in 2019, WSB-TV reported.

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said that less than a month after receiving parole, he was allegedly committing the same kinds of crime, according to the television station.

“I am a firm believer in rehabilitation, but a person convicted of committing the act of child molestation, in my opinion, can not and will not be rehabilitated,” Long wrote in a Facebook post. “I hope he spends the rest of his natural-born life caged, where he is no longer allowed access to another innocent child.”

Long said that deputies executed arrest warrants for Baxter on Tuesday after learning that Baxter had allegedly contacted a female minor in another state. The sheriff added on Facebook that Baxter was trying to obtain inappropriate photographs of the minor.

Long said he believed that people who are drug addicts, alcoholics or have a history of theft can be rehabilitated, but drew the line at sex offenders.

Baxter is being held in the Butts County Jail, according to WSB.