BRISTOL - A city man was convicted Monday of violating his sex offender registry requirements after he used an email address that he hadn’t reported to the state’s registry unit.
Devin Alger, 26, of 244 Summer St., pleaded guilty to one count of sex offender address verification during his arraignment hearing in Bristol Superior Court.
He was arrested Monday morning and decided to accept a plea deal offered to him during his first court appearance.
Alger was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended, and a year of conditional discharge - during which time he must avoid any new arrests and abide by all sex offender requirements.
Alger was convicted of fourth-degree sexual assault of a minor and risk of injury to a minor in March 2010. According to the state’s sex offender registry unit, he engaged “in numerous acts of sexual contact with a” boy who was between the ages of 7 and 8 in September 2008.
Alger was released from custody on April 14, 2011. He is required to verify his home address every 90 days with the state’s sex offender registry unit.
Alger is also required to register any email addresses he uses. According to the arrest warrant, Alger was recently found to have been using an email address - registered in a female’s name - since Oct. 11. Alger’s parole officer notified the state’s sex offender unit of the finding, and Bristol police completed a warrant for Alger’s arrest.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @muszynskiBP.