A court document gives reasons why a 78-year-old villager recently convicted of a sex offender claims he needs internet access.
John Thomas Nolan, who lives at 1364 Bokeelia Place in the Bokeelia Villas, registered as a sex offender last week, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Earlier this month in Sumter County Court, Nolan did not contest three counts of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to five years probation.
His 2020 arrest is the result of a two-month investigation launched after the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cyber tip. The Queens, NY native was arrested at the villa.
After sentencing, Nolan’s attorney filed a motion asking that his client be allowed access to the Internet for “work purposes.”
In a document filed in Sumter County Court, Nolan’s attorney explained why his client needs internet access:
• “He must be able to communicate with his doctors and pharmacists via the Internet and by e-mail. »
• “Mr. Nolan needs to be able to communicate with his estate planning attorney regarding his trust, will and estate.”
• “Mr. Nolan needs to be able to make payments on his ankle monitor through JPAY, which is a California company.
• “Ms. Nolan must be able to contact Social Security to receive her Social Security benefits.”
• “Mr. Nolan needs to be able to pay his bills online.
• “Mr. Nolan needs to be able to buy food, medicine, clothing, items for his home and car, for himself and his dog. He also needs to communicate with his veterinarian regarding his dog’s health.
The court record does not indicate a date when the motion will be heard.