State Police Charge Brookville Sex Offender for Failing to Register

PINE CREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday for a Megan’s Law offender who allegedly failed to register with the state police.

Court documents indicate 51-year-old William Lee North, of Brookville, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M Bazylak at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, on the following charges:

– Fail to Register with PSP, Felony 2
– Fail to Verify Address/Be Photographed, Felony 2

The charges stem from an investigation into the registration status of a Megan’s Law offender.

According to a criminal complaint released on June 29, the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Section contacted Punxsutawney-based State Police on February 5 requesting an investigation regarding a Megan’s Law offender, William Lee North.

According to the complaint, North refused to register with the state police and failed to notify the state police of his new address after being released from the Jefferson County Jail on December 10, 2019.

The charges were filed against North through Judge Bazylak’s office on April 23.

According to the Pennsylvania Megan’s Law website, North was convicted of indecent assault and aggravated indecent assault on March 28, 2000.

His registration in Pennsylvania began on October 17, 2003.

The information provided on this site regarding Megan’s Law offenders is intended for community safety purposes only and should not be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass.

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. Knowledge of whether a person is a registered sexual offender could be a significant factor in protecting yourself, your family members, or persons in your care from recidivist acts by registered sexual offenders. Public access to information about registered sexual offenders is intended solely as a means of public protection.

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