BRISTOL - A local sex offender has been charged for allegedly not properly registering his home address with the state.
Steven Lewis, 28, of 273 Blakeslee St., was arrested last week on two counts of failure to provide sex offender address verification. He is free from custody and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 4.
According to the arrest warrant, Lewis was convicted in 2014 of receipt of child pornography, a federal offense. The conviction requires him to register his address with a division of the state police.
Lewis is mailed a letter every 90 days, and he has 10 days to reply to it to verify his home address is still what he last reported.
According to the warrant, Lewis failed to reply to an address verification letter in December. He later returned a follow-up letter, which had been mailed to him as a notification of his alleged violation.
Then in March, police allege Lewis failed to return the registry letter on time. He was again sent a follow-up violation letter, but this time he failed to reply to it, according to the warrant.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.