A man who sexually exploited a child in Indiana was caught illegally living in the upper Hudson Valley.

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On Wednesday, United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and United States Marshal David McNulty announced 28-year-old Ricky J. Bilyou of Catskill pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.

Bilyou was convicted of child exploitation, in Clinton County, Indiana, in 2016, officials say.

In pleading guilty, Bilyou admitted that he was residing in Indiana in May 2019, when he traveled to Colorado. After staying briefly in Colorado, in late September 2019, he took Amtrak trains from Colorado to Chicago, Illinois, and finally to the Albany-Rensselaer station.

He then traveled south and got a home in Catskill, until his arrest on March 18.

Bilyou knew that he was required to register as a sex offender in New York, and failed to do so.

Bilyou faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.

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