FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -

A convicted pedophile whose sex crimes date back at least 30 years has been sentenced to prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

The 70-year sentence imposed by a Tarrant County judge Tuesday effectively amounts to a life sentence for 69-year-old Lloyd Gibson.

Prosecutors say Gibson's latest offense was for removing his ankle monitor and relocating from Fort Worth to Austin without notifying authorities. He was added to the state's list of the 10 most wanted sex offenders before he was arrested in December 2012.

Prosecutors say during his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Gibson disclosed he was the man wanted for breaking into dozens of Houston homes at night in the late 1970s and exposing himself to children. The suspect came to be known as the "baseball cap bandit."