Alabama family’s yard sign IDs neighbor as convicted sex offender

The sign in the Lessley family's yard naming their neighbor, 27-year-old Raymond Kyle Martin, as a convicted sex offender. (AP/

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham-area couple with six children has erected a large banner in their yard that identifies the man who lives across the street from them as a convicted sex offender. reports Tarrant residents Jessica Lessley and her husband Jeb Lessley put up the sign Wednesday so that it faces the home of 27-year-old Raymond Kyle Martin, who lives with his mother, Tammy McCullers. The banner shows Martin’s photo, his address and notes his 2013 convictions for the second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy of a 15-year-old girl.

McCullers says her son is being unfairly singled out, as there are eight other convicted sex offenders in the neighborhood.

Jessica Lessley filed a harassment charge against Martin last month, accusing him of threatening to burn down her house.

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