Sex offender apprehended in Milton after failing to register
WILLIAMSPORT - U.S. Marshals apprehended Tuesday a man in Milton who failed to register as a convicted sex offender.
Justo Luis Melendez-Morales, 33, of 25 Broadway St., Apt. 4, formerly of Puerto Rico, was convicted in 2002 of attempt to commit forcible rape in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
Milton police officers learned earlier this month that Melendez-Morales was living in the borough but was not registered as a convicted sex offender. An arrest warrant was issued Sunday by Magisterial District Judge Richard Cashman and Melendez-Morales was taken into custody about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Broadway Street by deputy marshals, Milton police officers and state troopers.
Melendez-Morales is charged by Milton police officer Daniel Zettelmoyer with failure to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements and failure to register with Pennsylvania State Police. His bail was set at $5,000 unsecured and he was released.
The U.S. Marshals Service worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Section, the Pennsylvania State Police Fugitive Section and the Milton Police Department.