LEICESTER – A Level 1 registered sex offender was arrested after failing to update his information with local law enforcement, according to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Matthew N. Benjamin, 32, of Lakeville, was charged June 17 with failure to register and verify, a Class E felony under state Corrections Law.
State Corrections Law requires that any sex offender register no later than 10 calendar days after any change of address, internet accounts with internet access providers belonging to the offender, internet identifiers used by the offenders, or his or her status of enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institution of higher education.
Benjamin allegedly moved from his residence in the town of Leicester on May 28 to a new residence in Lakeville, town of Livonia, without updating his new address within the required time period, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The investigation and arrest was handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
Benjamin was turned over to Central Booking deputies at Livingston County Jail for processing. He was released on an appearance ticket to return to court at a later date. The charge is not a qualifying offense to be held for arraignment under the state Justice Reform Act.
Information on Benjamin’s offense was not available from the state’s sex offender database, which only includes level 2 and 3 offenders.