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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A man convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in Mississippi will be re-sentenced because a federal appeals panel threw out his prison term.

Court records show Calvin Windless was convicted in 1993 in Illinois for aggravated sexual assault and was required to register as a sex offender. He was released from prison in 1999.

He moved to Minnesota, where he was convicted for failing to register in 2008. He left Minnesota and moved to Belzoni, Miss., in 2010.

Windless pleaded guilty in 2011 to failing to register in Mississippi. He was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison plus 10 years of supervised release.

Windless did not challenge the lengths of the prison sentence and supervised release. He argued the conditions put on his supervised release were unreasonable.

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