A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.
New Haven County resident Christopher Poskus, age 47, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday, Oct. 14, according to Leonard Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Connecticut.
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in the jurisdictions where they live, work or go to school.
Boyle said that Poskus was convicted of possession of child pornography in 2010. Following his release from prison, he was required to register as a sex offender.
While on probation, he violated mandatory and special conditions and had his probation revoked. He returned to prison and was later placed under house arrest with GPS monitoring, Boyle said.
In July 2019, he removed his GPS monitoring device and fled. The following month, he was arrested in San Francisco.
Poskus failed to update his Connecticut sex offender registration to reflect his change of state, and he had not registered as a sex offender in California, Boyle said.
He was detained until Dec. 21, 2020, when he was released on probation.
On Jan. 7, 2021, probation officers were unable to contact Poskus and found out he had left Connecticut shortly after his release from prison.
He was found in San Francisco once again, and had failed to update his Connecticut sex offender registration to reflect his change of residence, and failed to register as a sex offender in California, the US Attorney's Office said.
Poskus is set to be sentenced on Jan. 4, 2022.
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