A convicted sex offender is arrested for not following rules about internet usage.
The Endicott Police Department arrested 39-year-old - Repeat of Endicott for failing to register internet accounts or internet providers.
Burks is a level 2 sex offender. Police say he had been accessing the internet and using social networking sites without telling the state sex offender registry about his internet accounts.Burks was arraigned in Village of Endicott court and released on his own recognizance.
He's also charged with endangering the welfare of a child for an incident in 2009 where he sent text messages containing sexual content to a 15-year-old.
"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
"On average most sex offenders are never caught again for a new sex offense, after five years, between 10 and 15 percent of sex offenders are detected, often convicted, of committing a new sex offense. If you follow them for ten years the rates go up somewhat, if you follow them as long as we’ve been able to follow them, which is about 20 years, the rates go up to somewhere between 30 to 40 percent of the total sample will eventually be caught for a new sex offense."Dr. R. Karl Hansen