Convicted sex offender arrested for violating probation in Gainesville

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- A 30-year-old man was taken into custody after Gainesville police said he violated his probation by accessing the internet and interacting with children.

According to his arrest report, Travis Wade Mathis had previously been charged with sexual assault on a child under the age of 12. His probation was set to last for 10 years.

However, detectives said, Mathis was found to be in violation by interacting with several children under the age of 18 and accessing the internet.

He was booked into the Alachua County Jail.