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Sex offender caught on campus of Brooks High School; had been doing electrical work at Lauderdale County Schools

KILLEN, Ala. - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office says a school resource officer caught a registered sex offender on the Brooks High School campus Thursday.  It turns out the man has worked at a few schools in the area recently, doing electrical work.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Brooks School Resource Officer Johnny Morrow saw a vehicle on campus yesterday and found Corey Dorsey, who is employed by PG Wells Enterprise as an electrician.

The company has a contract with the Lauderdale County Board of Education to do electrical work at various schools.

Deputy Morrow checked Dorsey's identification, and determined Dorsey is a registered sex offender in Jefferson County.  For the past month, though, Dorsey has been staying in motels in Lauderdale and Colbert counties.

Dorsey was taken to the Sheriff's Office, and said he had done electrical work at a few other schools in Lauderdale County recently.

His employer, PG Wells, knew Dorsey was a registered sex offender, but didn't know the full extent of the man's restrictions.  He only told his employers he couldn't live in a home with minor children.

He didn't tell them part of his sentence is that he could not be on school property working around children.

Dorsey is charged with sex offender employment restrictions and failure to register employment.  He will face other charges in Lauderdale County as well as in Jefferson County.

"This is not a reflection on our Board of Education, they just signed a contract to have work done," Chief Deputy Richard Richey said.

"Dorsey knew he was not allowed to accept employment within 2,000 feet of school property and he must register with the local sheriff's office upon establishing a new residence or employment.

Morrow did a good job investigating the suspicious vehicle, and getting him removed from campus. This is just another reason why it was so important to get the SRO's in all our schools. It has proven it is money well spent," Richey added.

Corey Dorsey's Jefferson County conviction came after an arrest in 2003 for sodomy charges involving two children, ages 9 and 14.