UPDATE: Deputies say Allen was arrested after being seen walking along Hickory Tree Road in St. Cloud, Fla. He reportedly gave a false name to a deputy and tried to run off; a K-9 was able to help bring him into custody.

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POLK COUNTY -- A Kissimmee-area sex offender is believed to have cut off his ankle monitor in Polk County and is on the run.

The Orlando Sentinel reports 33-year-old Johnathan Bradley Allen cut off his monitor Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the area of Labor Camp Road in Polk County.

He was convicted of sexual battery of a victim under 12 years old in 2005, the Sentinel reports.

Allen might be driving a white 2016 Ford Fiesta with Florida plate GVTQ55.

Anyone with information about where Allen might be is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222.

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