Sex offender charged with failing to register
A registered Tier 2 sex offender living in New Jersey was arrested by Town of Poughkeepsie police Tuesday for allegedly failing to notify officials he was working in New York.
Sean Michael Lyons, 45, a Glenwood, N.J., resident, was charged with first-degree failing to register as a sex offender in the state of New York — a felony — for allegedly not registering with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Town police were advised by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office that Lyons was a registered sex offender in New Jersey and they had learned he was working in Poughkeepsie.
Lyons was arraigned before Judge Paul Banner and sent to Dutchess County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.
He is scheduled to reappear in town court at noon Monday.
This is not the first time Lyons has been charged with failing to register.
In October 2007, the New Jersey Herald published a story that Lyons was arrested that year on a residential registration failure charge by the Vernon police. The story said Lyons is a former mental health clinician at Newton Memorial Hospital and a Reformed Catholic Church pastor who was convicted for molesting six boys in California in the 1980s.