OSSIAN – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested a former Ossian resident for allegedly moving to the Village of Canaseraga and failing to notify law enforcement.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Robert Martinez, 24, was arrested for felony Failure to Register and to Verify.
New York State Corrections Law states that any sex offender shall register no later than 10 calendar days after any change of address, internet accounts with internet access providers belonging to such offender, internet identifiers that such offender uses, or his or her status of enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institution of higher education.
Martinez allegedly had an address in the Town of Ossian in July of 2016 and had left that address sometime in early August of 2016. It is further alleged he moved to the Village of Canaseraga but did not register his new address with local law enforcement.
Martinez was located in Canaseraga by Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse after a short investigation. Martinez was transported back to Livingston County and turned over to Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and arraignment.
Geneseo Village Justice Thomas Bushnell arraigned Martinez on Sept. 22 and ordered him held on $500 cash or $1,000 bond, as per the recommendation of the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office.