Sex offender Roland Hayes gets six-month sentence

JOHNSTOWN -A convicted sex offender and former Gloversville resident who failed to register his new address under Megan’s Law was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to six months in the county jail.

Roland J. Hayes, 28, of Ploss Road, Richmondville, Schoharie County, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on Hayes’ April 19 guilty plea to one felony count of failure to register a change of address.

The defendant was arrested March 18 by members of the Gloversville Police Department and members of the state police following an investigation into his whereabouts.

As a registered sex offender, Hayes is required to register his address with local law enforcement. During the investigation, it was discovered Hayes had left Gloversville in November and failed to update his address since that time.

Under state correction law, any sex offender must register with the state within at least 10 calendar days “prior to discharge, parole, release to post-release supervision or release from any state or local correctional facility, hospital or institution where he or she was confined.”

In other County Court action this week:

Henry J. Williams, 35, of 19 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, entered a plea arrangement Tuesday before Hoye.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree criminal contempt.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive 1 1/2 to three years in state prison as a second felony offender.

Williams was arrested Dec. 28 by the Gloversville Police Department.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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