Hudson Valley Man Labeled “High Risk Sex Offender” Arrested
A Hudson Valley man that officials labeled a “high risk sex offender” has been arrested. This is the man’s second violation in just over a year.
William M. Deitz, 67, of Southeast was arrested on Wednesday after he was reportedly found living in an apartment on Route 6 in Southeast. Deitz, who is labeled a level 3” (“high risk”) sex offender, last reported that he lived at the Budget Motor Inn on Route 6 in Mahopac.
It’s alleged that Deitz moved out of the motel in Mahopac in Marched and didn’t notify authorities, which is required under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act, commonly referred to as “Meghan’s Law”.
The law requires registered sex offenders to report an address change to the State Sex Offender Registry or to a local law enforcement agency within ten days.
According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, investigators made a random check of Deitz at his Mahopac motel in April and determined he moved out of the motel without reporting his move.
An investigation followed and Deitz was traced to a Southeast apartment, where he was allegedly living with a female.
Deitz was arrested at the Southeast location Wednesday and charged with failing to notify authorities of his whereabouts under “Meghan’s Law,” a felony.
The defendant was arraigned in the Town of Carmel Justice Court and was remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000.00 bail bond. He is due back in court on May 17.
In April of 2015 Deitz was also arrested for failing to report an address change. He served close to 8 months in jail for the charge and was released from prison in December 2015.
Deitz became a registered sex offender in 1983 for felony sexual assault offenses in New Jersey. Those crimes reportedly involved four female victims ranging in age from eleven years old to thirteen years old.
If convicted on the charge, the defendant could face up to four years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000.00.