Lancaster man indicted for failing to register as sex offender

05/08/2014 11:58 AM

05/08/2014 1:12 PM

A Lancaster man who was convicted several years ago of criminal sexual conduct has been indicted on federal charges when he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender, prosecutors say.

Dennis Burdette Jones, 26, has been charged with one count of failure to register as a sex offender. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act, court records show. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, part of that conviction included mandates that he keep his registration current in any state where he lived, worked or attended school.

Jones, prosecutors said, traveled out of state in April and did not register. Where he traveled is unclear.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service