A man considered to be a violent sex offender has pleaded guilty to tampering with a child's birth certificate.

Police arrested Don Coleman in November 2012. They say the 37-year-old tried to change a child's birth certificate to make it look like he was the biological father.

Coleman was previously convicted of aggravated sexual battery of a 9-year-old. Because of this, the court does not allow him to live with a child that is not his biological child and he cannot be a step-parent.

Coleman agreed to a four-year suspended sentence with supervised probation under the plea agreement on Monday.

He will be back in court in January to face an additional eight violations of the sex offender registry.

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