JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Edward Cummings has been sentenced to indefinite confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center. The 50 year old has been there for the last six years.
In 1984, Cummings was convicted on a charge of committing a Lewd Act in the Presence of a Child. He received a two-and-a-half year sentence and three years of probation for the crime.
In 1989, Cummings was found guilty of Lewd, Lascivious or Indecent Act upon a Minor Child. In this case, Cummings inappropriately touched two young girls. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
In 1999, Cummings was convicted again on a charge of Lewd, Lascivious or Indecent Act upon a Child. He received one year in jail and two years of sex offender probation.
Cummings violated his probation in 2001. He also failed to register as a sex offender numerous times. Wednesday, a jury decided to send Cummings back to the commitment facility in Arcadia, Florida.