Registry violation lands man 2 years in prison

A Sugar Grove sex offender faces a mandatory two year prison term for failing to update his residence with the Pennsylvania State Police.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, troopers went to check on Edmisten at his listed residence on July 17.

They did not find him there and the property owner said Edmisten was not living there, according to the affidavit.

Police located Edmisten at a Route 27, Garland, address later that day, and charged him with failure to verify address.

President Judge Maureen Skerda took the plea from Edmisten on Thursday.

She advised him of the two-year mandatory minimum period of incarceration that comes with this charge and said the maximum penalties for the registration offense are 10 years and a fine of up to $25,000.

Edmisten also pled to DUI and careless driving at a second docket while a charge of theft by unlawful taking was not prosecuted at a third.

According to the Pa. Megan’s Law website, Edmisten is on the registry for an out-of-state 1995 conviction on a charge of statutory sodomy.


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