A man who was convicted of sexual abuse in California a decade ago is facing new charges in North Carolina.
Sheriff's deputies for Guilford County, N.C., arrested Jason Michael Handy, 40, on Tuesday on three counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of sex offender registry violations, according to a news release. Handy is being held on $1 million bail.
Handy was sentenced to six years in prison in 2004 after pleading no contest to two felony counts, one of lewd acts on a child and one of distributing sexually explicit material by email, and to a misdemeanor charge related to child sexual exploitation.
In California, he was a production assistant at Nickelodeon and volunteered at a Malibu church. After his release in 2009, he moved to North Carolina, where he registered as a sex offender.