Bradford VT Man Arrested For Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Thetford, Vermont – On March 7, 2018, the Thetford Police Department arrested James D. Larabee, 58, of the Bradford Motel, Lower Plain, Bradford, VT, for failing to comply with the requirements as a convicted sex offender.

Vermont law requires registered offenders to register annually within 10 days of their birthday, and to also notify the Department of Public Safety within a specific period of a change of address, dependent on their risk designation. In this case, Mr. Larabee failed to register within 10 days of his birthday in July, 2017, and also failed to register his new address within three days of moving in September, 2017.

Mr. Larabee was processed at the Bradford Outpost of the Vermont State Police and released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court – Orange, in Chelsea, VT, on March 8, 2018
to answer a charge of Sex Offender’s Responsibility to Report, in violation of 13VSA5407.
The Thetford Police Department assists the Department of Public Safety with periodic compliance checks of registered sex offenders. Upon a recent check, it was determined that Mr. Larabee was not in compliance with the requirements of sex offender registration. A first offense for failing to comply with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registry Law carries a penalty of up to two years of imprisonment and a fine of not more than $5,000. Mr. Larabee was convicted in January, 2002, of Sexual Assault of a victim less than 13 years of age.

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