DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A registered "predicate" sex offender convicted of having sexual contact with a teenager has changed addresses in Dutchess County.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert on Tuesday to Dutchess County residents regarding the residency of 46-year-old John McCarthy, who has moved from Ulster County to an apartment on Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned McCarthy as a Level 2 threat, which means he is at "moderate risk of a repeat offense." He has also been designated as a predicate sex offender.
According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, McCarthy was arrested by the Lloyd Town Police Department for sexual misconduct after having sexual intercourse and contact with a 19-year-old in 2013. He was convicted the following June and sentenced to six years probation and a $705 fine. He is now under the jurisdiction of the Poughkeepsie City Police Department.
Further info on McCarthy from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services can be accessed after entering the code in the CAPTCHA box found by clicking here.
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