WEST SPARTA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Sparta man for allegedly moving from his address and having two unregistered social media accounts in violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Cupp, 27, was arrested for three counts of felony Failure to Register and Verify as a Sex Offender.
It is alleged that Cupp was residing in the Town of West Sparta and had moved from that residence on July 10, 2016 and was living in the Canandaigua area without updating his address with law enforcement.
The Sheriff’s Office also says that Cupp was using a Facebook page under an alias name and an unregistered e-mail account. Each account is alleged to be a violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Cupp was convicted of felony Rape in the Third Degree for having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl when he was over age 21 in Hornell. He is a level 2 sex offender, at moderate risk to re-offend.
Cupp was located and arrested in Canandaigua and transported to Central Booking at the Livingston County Jail for processing and to await arraignment.
Avon Town Justice Michael Torregiano arraigned Cupp on Aug. 4 because no Geneseo Village Justices were available. District Attorney Greg McCaffrey recommended that bail be set at $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond. Judge Torregiano set bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
The investigation and arrest were handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse of the Criminal Investigations Division.