NEW BRITAIN – A Hartford man was arrested for failing to meet his requirements as a registered sex offender by not updating his address change.
Mariano Ramos, 29, was arrested June 18 and charged with two counts of failing to register.
According to warrants for his arrest, Ramos was convicted in 2007 for risk illegal sexual contact of a minor less than 16 years old for a sexual assault of an 11-year-old when he was 17. He was sentenced to 10 years, suspended after three years, with 10 years probation.
As part of the sentence, Ramos was also ordered to comply with sex-offender registration requirements, which meant he was to return address verification letters sent to him every 90 days within 10 days of their postmark. He was to also notify the registry in writing within five days of changing his address.
In 2016, Ramos reported his address to be on Fairview Street in New Britain, according to a warrant. He was mailed a verification letter that he was supposed to return by Dec. 6, 2018, but failed to do so. He then failed to respond to two follow up notice of violations.
Ramos’ initial verification letter was returned by the U.S. Postal Service unsigned and marked “RETURN TO SENDER Ramos 172 Flatbush Ave. Fl 1, Hartford 06106-3816 RETURN TO SENDER,” with a date stamp of Dec. 2, 2018, the warrant said. Ramose never advised the Sex Offender Registry Unit of the change of address in writing within the five day time limit he was supposed to.
Ramos is due back in New Britain Superior Court on July 22 for this case and his original conviction case, which is pending and includes violation of probation charges.
He is released on bond for a total of $250,000 across both cases.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.