Police: Man failed to register as offenderMarch 26,2014Cops: Man failed to
register as offender
A man convicted in 1999 in Bennington of sexual assault on a minor is behind bars on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.
Jeremy Smith, 36, who until recently had lived in Troy, N.Y., pleaded innocent last week in federal court in Burlington to the charge, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Smith was ordered jailed pending a trial, which has not been scheduled.
According to court records, Smith’s 1999 conviction in Bennington required him to register as a sex offender in any state where he resides or moves to. In early 2011, after being released from prison in Vermont, Smith moved to New York, records stated.
However, he did not register as a sex offender with New York officials, according to court records.
A federal grand jury in Rutland returned an indictment last month charging Smith with failing to register, and he was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in South Carolina on Feb. 21. He has been jailed since his arrest.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Workers on this day in 1984 in a Cheshire, England, peat bog find well-preserved human remains at least 2,000 years dead, born this day in 1843, Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of the president, present at three assassinations. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads data direct to your head: Workers on this day... Full StoryTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Josh O'Gorman reports on the impact of state budget cuts on state colleges, Rutland Town welcomes Donna Zeller as town clerk, Bryanna Allen in Killington for chili cookoff and Haley talks up big Shrine game with N.H. and Vt. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Full Story
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