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State prison for sex offender who failed to update address

A Warren man is headed to state prison for failing to update his address as part of sex offender registration reqreuirements.

Eugene L. Muzzy, 34 Glade Ave., was charged by Conewango Township Police on March 4, 2020 with the registration offense. He was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law section contacted the department to kick off the investigation. Officers went to the address of record for Muzzy on Feb. 28 and were told that he “moved out of the residence and lived inside a tent for a short period of time until moving to 34 Glade Ave. approximately August 1, 2019,” per the affidavit.

On Feb. 29, police say they spoke with someone at 34 Glade Ave. who confirmed Muzzy lived there.

The next day, police allege, Muzzy went to the State Police barracks and changed his residence to 34 Glade Ave.

Police subsequently arranged an interview with Muzzy at the police station. Police allege he “acknowledged he is required to register to the Pennsylvania State Police in case of moving within 72 hours.”

Police also alleged that Muzzy “gave false information” to police during a 2019 registration update.

Muzzy’s attorney, Public Defender Francis Waweru, told the court his client is apologetic for failing to register and intends to comply with the requirements moving forward.

Skerda told Muzzy that until recently there was a mandatory two year sentence on this charge but that portion of the code was overturned.

She then sentenced him to 18 to 36 months in state prison, $875 in fines and fees, submission of a DNA sample. He is not boot camp or recidivism risk reduction incentive eligible.

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