Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced that James Rowe (DOB 04-27-1985), of Clifton Park, New York, plead guilty today in Saratoga County Court to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, in violation of Sections 168-f(4) and 168-t of the Corrections Law of the State of New York, a Class “E” felony before Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy, III.
Rowe, a Level 3 Sex Offender, admitted today in Court that he failed to properly register with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office his new address as required by the statute. DA Heggen stated, “Defendant Rowe is a Level 3 Sex Offender who failed to register his address and other required information with law enforcement. A Level 3 designation indicates that a court has determined he is among those most likely to re-offend. In this case, my office was not willing to plea bargain the charge. It is important that sex offenders are held accountable when they do not register as required by law. This conviction insures that there is a consequence to the defendant’s failure to register”.
Rowe was sentenced this morning to the equivalent of a year in the Saratoga County Jail.
Assistant District Attorneys Mary T. Northrup and Michele Schettino prosecuted this case.