Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Victor Harvey Anderson - Repeat Sex Offender -

Police said they found a missing girl in the residence of a registered sex offender.
Police charged Victor Harvey Anderson, 30, of 18 Puritan Lane, Sunday with failing to comply with registration requirements under the state’s Megan’s Law. He was arraigned by District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.

Police said they learned Anderson is a registered sex offender from South Carolina. He was convicted in 1998 for lewd acts upon a child younger than 14 years old, according to South Carolina court records.

Police said they were searching for a girl who ran away from home on Sept. 20 and were led to the Puritan Lane residence, where she was found unharmed and returned to her parents on Sept. 21.

Anderson told police he had been living at the Puritan Lane residence for about three weeks. He used a South Carolina registration card to identify himself and that led police to learn he is a registered sex offender and wanted in South Carolina, according to the criminal complaint.

Police said in the criminal complaint that Anderson registered a residence at 413 Market St., Wilkes-Barre, with authorities in Pennsylvania on June 19. The Market Street residence is in Kingston, the criminal complaint says.

According to Luzerne County court records, Anderson – who is facing unrelated drug charges – submitted a change-of-address form registering his address as 410 New Market St., Wilkes-Barre, on July 20.

Anderson and Isaac Hilton, a former arena football player with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, were charged earlier this year with selling marijuana from an apartment they shared on Second Avenue, Kingston, according to arrest records.

Hilton, 28, is originally from South Carolina.
Police said they found 70 bags of marijuana and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in the Second Avenue apartment, arrest records say.
Anderson and Hilton are scheduled for trial in Luzerne County Court on various drug offenses.

A preliminary hearing on the latest charges filed against Anderson is tentatively scheduled on Oct. 6 in Wilkes-Barre Central Court.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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