Sex offender arrested in Franklin after failing to register

Vittorio Villella (Courtesy: Franklin Police Department)

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who failed to register as a sex offender after his 2009 conviction in a child sex case out of Alabama was arrested in Franklin.

According to Franklin police, Vittorio Villella had been living in Williamson County for more than eight years.

Police said the 52-year-old man had intentionally avoided his requirement to register with the sex offender registry.

Villella was arrested last Friday and is charged with violation of the sex offender registry.

He is now free on a $40,000 bond set by the magistrate and is due in court on March 2.