Earl Dean Dawson was convicted of two counts of Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry this morning in Iowa District Court. The Honorable Terry Rickers ruled at the conclusion of the evidence that the defendant was guilty as charged. The matter was prosecuted by Marion County Attorney Ed Bull, defendant Dawson was represented by Brandon Shelton of Chariton. The conviction stems from violations of the Sex Offender Registry in early 2012. Sentencing in this matter has been set for the morning of March 29, 2013. Earl Dean Dawson faces up to 4 years in prison as a result of his conviction. The State of Iowa will be requesting the defendant be incarcerated as a result of his convictions.