Local sex offender arrested

— The Warren County Sheriff's Office officials reported Jan. 29 that they had developed information that a Level 2 sex offender had moved without making the required notification.

An investigation revealed that Robert J. Ball, 26, had moved from his last known address of 155 Bartman Road in Bakers Mills. Ball failed to notify both the Warren County Sheriff's Office as well as the New York Sex Offender Registry that he had changed his residence.

Correction Law requires registered Sex Offenders register within 10 days with law enforcement, after a change of residence. Ball also failed to return his annual Address Verification Request to the Division of Criminal Justice in Albany as he is required to by the New York State Sex Offender Law.

On Jan. 29, Ball was arrested on felony charges of failure to register change of address, in violation of section 168 subdivision f-4 of the Correction Law of the State of New York, and failure to sign and return annual address verification, in violation of section 168 subdivision 02B1 of the Correction Law of the State of New York.

Ball was originally convicted of third-degree rape in 2007. He is currently being held in the Warren County Correctional Facility. The case was investigated Patrol Officer PD Wells.

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