- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police say they have arrested a wanted unregistered sex offender who legally changed his name to Avril Lavigne.

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports (http://bit.ly/24yqxop ) that police announced Monday that 30-year-old man, who was born Romany Yves Mesina, was suspected of following teen girls and young women, taking photos of them and posting them on social media.

Police say he also hadn’t registered as a sex offender after a 2009 rape conviction.

Court records show that Lavigne petitioned to have the same full name as the Canadian-born singer in 2014. He does not list a reason for the request in court papers.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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