A Broome County man will be sentenced on March 23 after he failed to register as a sex offender.

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According to the Broome County District Attorney’s Office, Richard T. Lance, Jr., 39 of Kirkwood was convicted of Rape in the Third Degree in Broome County in 2008.

The Broome County District Attorney's office states that in August of 2022, Lance told law enforcement that he was living at an address in the Village of Johnson City, however, he was not living there, and he failed to provide law enforcement with his actual address which is required by the New York State Corrections Law.

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Lane entered a plea of guilty in Broome County Court to the felony crime of Failure to Comply with the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act and will be sentenced to a year and a half to three years in New York State prison following his sentencing on March 23.

In a Press Release, Michael A. Korchak, Broome County District Attorney reiterated that there will be no tolerance for any sex offender who does not comply with the law.

“The New York State Sex Offender Registration Act implemented reporting guidelines for a reason - the protection of the public. Compliance is not optional. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office will continue to work together tracking offenders and vigorously prosecuting them.”.

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