The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office has reported the arrest of a local man who failed to report a change of address and register as a sex offender at his alleged current residence in Dutchess County.

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Othelia Vaturina, age 41, currently of Dutchess County, was arrested on December 28th for failing to report a change of address and register as a sex offender in the area in which he is residing.

According to the report, Vaturina, a Level III sex offender from Broome County, had apparently relocated to Dutchess County where detectives were provided with the information and followed up with an investigation.  It was discovered that the man was indeed staying in Dutchess County, reportedly living at the Pine Grove Motel in Beekman, and staying in the Poughkeepsie area as well.  As required by the New York State Corrections Law, a change in address is required.

At the time of the arrest on the 28th, Vaturina was charged with a Class D Felony, for failing to register the change in address, arraigned before the City of Poughkeepsie Court, and then remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail.

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The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with additional information about  Othelia Vaturina's failing to register, or similar incidents, to contact them at 845-486-3778, attention Detective David Meyer.  Detective Meyer can also be reached via email at dmmeyer@dutchessny.gov.

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The Sheriff's Office also a confidential tip-line available at 845-605-2583 dcsotips@gmail.com.

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