Man Who Sexually Abused Child Hiding in Hudson Valley
A man who sexually abused a child, who police believe has a high-risk of a repeat offense, was caught hiding in the Hudson Valley.
On Friday, the Ulster Department Detective Division initiated an investigation into the whereabouts of 57-year-old Joseph S. Toth of Kingston after learning the Level-3 sex offender moved from his last known address in the Town of Ulster.
Toth was found by the Kingston Police Department and turned over to Ulster police detectives without incident, police say. He was charged with failure to report a change of address and failure to verify address, both felonies. Registered sex offenders are required to tell police when they move.
In 1998, Toth sexually abused a 6-year-old boy in Ulster County, according to the New York State Sex Offender's database. He's labeled as a Sexually Violent Offender and Predicate Sex Offender.
Level-3 sex offenders are considered to have the highest risk of a repeat offense and are considered the greatest risk to the public.
Toth was remanded to the Ulster County Jail on $10,000 bail $20,000 bond.
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