NJ Authorities Track Down “High-Risk” Sex Offender
Authorities in central New Jersey have tracked down a “high-risk” sex offender who allegedly lied to police in two towns about where he was living.
The Home News Tribune reports that 35-year-old Justin Marchese was arrested Tuesday in Somerville.
Marchese is charged with failing to update his address with police departments in Somerville and Bedminster, as required under Megan’s Law.
He was convicted in 2000 of attempted sexual assault and criminal sexual contact involving a 17-year-old girl.
Marchese had reported his Bedminster address to township police in early February. But authorities learned last week that Marchese had not been living there.
Marchese had previously registered in Somerville in March 2012, but didn’t inform borough police that he intended to move.
It wasn’t known Wednesday if he’s retained a lawyer.
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