The suspect, a 54-year-old male, was previously convicted of a sex crime and subsequently classified as a high-risk, Tier-3 offender. This meant that he had to notify local law enforcement about a change in residences after being released from prison. Additionally, the suspect had to notify local camps, daycare centers, schools, and neighbors.
According to Morris County prosecutors, the suspect moved from Dover NJ to nearby Victory Gardens NJ. However, the suspect allegedly neglected to notify local police departments in either municipality about his change in residences. As a result, he was placed under arrest and charged with violating Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the very serious sexual offense charges, he could be sentenced to three years behind bars.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Convicted Sex Offender Admits to Failing to Register Under Megan’s Law.”