Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Comply with Megan’s Law Rules

JENKS TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Marienville man is behind bars for failing to comply with Megan’s Law offender requirements.

Marienville-based State Police reported receiving a phone call regarding a registered Megan’s Law offender around 9:28 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Police say upon investigation, 50-year-old Richard Peterson, of Marienville, was taken into custody for failure to comply with Megan’s Law requirements.

According to court documents, Peterson pleaded guilty to one first-degree felony count of Rape Forcible Compulsion in 1994. He was sentenced to five to ten years in state prison and is a lifetime Megan’s Law registrant.

Court documents indicate Peterson was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Laura S. Bauer at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, on one first-degree felony count of failure to provide accurate registration info.

Unable to post $50,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Warren County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, with Judge Bauer presiding.

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