(McKEAN COUNTY, Pennsylvania; November 6, 2023): District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that, following a jury trial on November 6, 2023 at the McKean County Courthouse, Codi Veite, of Bradford, was convicted of Failing to Verify Address/Be Photographed as required under the law formerly known as Megan’s Law (Felony 2).
District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer: “Offenders convicted of most sex offenses are required to register under the law formerly known as Megan’s Law, now known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The length of registration is determined by a variety of factors including the crime for which the offender was convicted.
Registration requires, among other things, those convicted of certain offenses to verify their address with the Pennsylvania State Police either quarterly, semiannually, or annually. The offenders are notified of the dates they are required to register and they must go to the State Police barracks sometime during that ten-day period to verify their address and other information.”
Veite is required to register under SORNA/Megan’s Law and is required to verify his address semiannually, specifically within the ten days prior to March 9 and September 9 of each year. Veite failed to verify his address for the March 9, 2023 window. Officer Joshua Frederoski of the City of Bradford Police Department investigated the case. Assistant District Attorney Sarah DuFresne prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.
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