- Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s sex offender registry will once again include the name of a one-time county prosecutor convicted in a sex crime.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles voided two previous pardons for former Franklin County District Attorney John Pilati in a decision on Tuesday.

Pilati was found guilty on federal charges of violating the civil rights of five young men between 2001 and 2004. He was accused of fondling victims between the ages of 16- and 20-years-old.

Pilati spent more than three years in prison and was released in 2011. He sought and received pardons, but the decision overturns those.

The board’s ruling requires that Pilati be placed back on Alabama’s sex offender registry, but his name wasn’t there yet on Thursday.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall praised the decision.

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