Monday, May 13, 2013
Bristol Township man charged with failing to register as a convicted sex offender
Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A Bristol Township man is facing felony charges for failing to register as a sex offender and lying about his employer, Pennsylvania State Police say.
Jeffrey Dolton, 38, of Plumtree Turn, was deemed a sexually violent predator after pleading guilty in Philadelphia court to indecent assault on a person under age 13 in 2011. In February, he was sentenced to five years of probation for the crime, according to online court records.
On Friday, Dolton arrived at Pennsylvania State Police Trevose Barracks to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law. During an interview, Dolton reportedly told a state trooper he was employed at a Bensalem business.
He also said he forgot to bring his Megan’s Law registration letter, which is a registration requirement. Dolton was told to return to the barracks with his letter after the registration process was finished.
But after Dolton returned, the trooper learned he failed to register with state police by May 2, the last day of the 10-day window he was given, police said. Also when police visited the business where Dolton said he worked, a manager told police he was terminated March 5.
Dolton was arrested and arraigned before Bensalem District Judge Joseph Falcone on Friday on charges of failure to provide accurate information and failing to verify his address as a Megan’s Law sex offender. He was released from Bucks County prison after posting 10 percent of his $150,000 bail.
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