PLYMOUTH - A Terryville sex offender has been convicted of failing to comply with the state‚Äôs registry requirements.
Brad Bailey, 57, of 32 Lakeview Road, accepted a plea bargain on Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court. He pleaded guilty under the Alford doctrine to one count of failure to properly register as a sex offender.
An Alford plea means he disputes the allegations but believes there‚Äôs a chance he could be convicted.
The plea deal Bailey accepted included a sentence of two years of prison, suspended, and two years of conditional discharge. During the discharge period, he must stay in compliance with the state‚Äôs sex offender requirements. A violation would expose him to two years in prison.
According to the arrest warrant, Bailey must register as a sex offender because of a 1986 conviction on charges of first- and third-degree sexual assault. He is mailed a letter every 90 days to verify he lives where he says he does.
According to the warrant, Bailey was late in replying to one of these letters in August 2017. In January 2018, he failed to reply to an address verification letter, the warrant said.
‚ÄúI believe there‚Äôs a problem with the mail,‚ÄĚ Bailey said Wednesday in court, adding that one of the letters he received came the day it was due back to the state‚Äôs registry.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.