PDT Staff Writer
The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office has entered the name of a registered sex offender for nationwide pick up. Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall says the Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for the arrest of Richard Colley of Lucasville, a registered sex offender out of Niagara Falls.
“We’ve issued a warrant for his arrest because he didn’t register,” Hall said. “He was supposed to register, and on July 30 I had to send him a letter, and do some verification processes with him, filing a warrant for him back in September, and since then the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to locate him. So now we have an active warrant for him for failure to register, a felony of the third degree.”
Hall said Colley had been incarcerated in Niagara Falls, and that he came to Scioto County from Niagara Falls.
“He registered a couple of times, but this time he didn’t come in during his normal annual sign up period,” Hall said.
Colley was convicted on Sept. 28, 2010, of sexual abuse, a second degree felony, and sexual contact with a person less than 14-years-of-age. Hall said Colley’s last known address was Dever Branch Road in Lucasville.
“If anyone sees him, they can call me at the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, or their local law enforcement agency,” Hall said.
Hall’s office number is 740-355-8253. The regular Sheriff’s Office number is 740-355-8261.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, signed into law on July 27, 2006, was intended to provide a standard method of determining sex offender classifications, and to standardize sex offender requirements in every state. Ohio adopted that federal law and made the Act effective in the state on January 1, 2008.
The Adam Walsh Act organizes sex offenders into three categories, or tiers, with different registration requirements based upon an offender’s criminal conviction(s). This law applies to adult offenders as well as juvenile offenders, all of whom are required to register with the sheriff of the county where they live, work and attend school. They also must register with the sheriff any time they change their place of residence.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at email@example.com.