SEASIDE HEIGHTS – A Seaside Heights man was arrested after failing to register himself as a sex offender, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
On January 17, 2020, 54-year old John Bailey was arrested and charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Bailey was taken into custody without incident by officers of the Seaside Heights Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit.
“Since 1994, Megan’s Law requires certain offenders to register with their local police departments whenever they move and/or change their residential address or place of employment. Failure to comply with this obligation is a third degree crime,” noted Prosecutor Billhimer.
According to the OCPO, Bailey was employed in Seaside Heights without having registered as a sex offender or notifying any law enforcement agencies.
Bailey is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Anyone with information regarding this case or others violating Megan’s Law requirements should contact Sergeant John Argento of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929 2027, Ext. 2903.
For information, visit the State Police Sex Offender Internet Registry at njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/index.shtml