Level 3 Sex Offender Sentenced For Failure To Verify

By: Brittany Grove

NORWICH – A level 3 sex offender pleaded guilty to the class E felony of failure to register or verify as a sex offender and was sentenced to incarceration in the county jail and probation.

According to the New York State Sex Offender Directory, 38-year-old Todd E. Dewey of 105 Kelsey Brook Park in Afton was classified as a level 3 sex offender after being convicted of attempted rape in the second degree on Dec. 6, 1999 in Chenango County Court.

On Jan. 1, 1999, Dewey – when he was 22-years-old – had sexual contact and sexual intercourse with a non-stranger 12-year-old female victim, per the directory.

On May 11, 2015, Dewey appeared in Chenango County Court and pleaded guilty to the class E felony of failure to register or verify as a sex offender.

He admitted on Jan. 1, 2015, at 105 Kelsey Brook Park in the Town of Afton, he did knowingly create an email account and internet identifier on Facebook, and as of Jan. 26, 2015, he failed to register the email or Facebook account with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Registry within 10 calendar days as he was required to by law.

“While he did not harm anyone, he is a level III sex offender, and he did get on the internet,” said District Attorney Joseph A. McBride. “There is no evidence that he was looking for children or anything, but he should not be on the internet.”

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“I respectfully requested he receive a year,” added McBride.

McBride turned to Dewey and said, “[When you get out of jail] if you get on the internet or don't register any changes where you live, then you will go to prison.”

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