Sexual offender accused of having sex with underage student at college

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY - A registered sex offender in Charlotte County is back behind bars for engaging in sexual acts with an underage student at Edison State College.

42-year-old Christopher Cook was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, he had sex with the victim at least twice in his car while parked on the Edison College campus.

Underage students attend classes at Edison State College in Punta Gorda through programs offered by the college.

Court records show cook was convicted in 1999 for assault on a child younger than 16. He served 10 years in prison for that crime.