A man with a history of sex crimes dating back to the 1980s was handed a life sentence Friday afternoon.
According to the Rogers County District Attorney’s Office, Jimmy Weeks’ record of sex crimes dates back to the late 80s though the case he was tried for was filed in 2016.
“He was caught by an investigator for Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard. Investigator Tommy Dunlap was serving on a multi-county task force at the time he discovered Week's registered address was actually little more than the skeleton of a building filled with debris,” according to the district attorney’s office. “ Dunlap was working with Deputy Bobby Walker on Operation STOP (Strategically Targeted Offenders Program) at the time.”
While serving the warrant, law enforcement learned Weeks was living near Foyil Elementary School and a daycare.
“Following his arrest May 5, 2016, Weeks was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and being a sex offender living within 2,000 feet of a school,” according to the DA’s office.
Prosecutor Edith Singer says it took the jury just 20 minutes to reach the guilty verdict.Weeks was previously convicted on two cases of lewd molestation, one conviction for failing to register as a sex offender and one for living too close to a school.
Weeks will be formally sentenced November 3, 2017 at 9:30am.