A registered "sexually violent" sex offender convicted of sexually raping a 12-year-old girl has reported an address change in Dutchess County.
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Dutchess residents regarding the residency of 59-year-old George Mercer, who has moved to a residence on Rose Street in Poughkeepsie.
The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Mercer a Level 3 threat, which means he is a “high-risk repeat offender and possible threat to public safety.” He has also been designated as a sexually violent offender.
According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Mercer had sexual intercourse with his victim in October 2003 and he was convicted of first-degree rape of a minor in September 2005, when he was sentenced to 12 years in state prison. Mercer is now under the jurisdiction of the Poughkeepsie City Police Department.
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