Westmoreland County Megan's Law offender held; 2 others sought
One of three men with area ties accused of not complying with Megan's Law reporting requirements is in custody.
Thomas Joseph Wolosyn, 52, whose last known address was in Arnold, was sent to the Westmoreland County jail on Monday in lieu of $10,000 bond pending a hearing.
Wolosyn has been listed as an "absconder" on the state's Megan's Law website for allegedly not reporting as required.
According to state police, Wolosyn was convicted in 2002 of attempted rape and related charges. After he was released from prison in 2006, his name was added to the state's Megan's Law list.
Offenders on the list must report to police annually or before moving or changing jobs. State police say Wolosyn last reported as required in October but later moved without reporting it.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled.
People convicted of not reporting are subject to up to two years in prison, said state police Cpl. Steve Vesnaver. A second conviction can result in a five-year sentence.
Two other men with Alle-Kiski ties are among the 237 classified by state police as "noncompliant": James E. Sundberg, 55, whose last known address was an apartment along the 100 block of Freeport Road in East Deer, and Ramel Sanchez Wamil, an out-of-state offender whose last known address was in an apartment along the 300 block of East Sixth Avenue in Tarentum.
Sundberg's name was added to the Megan's Law list in 2003 as a lifetime offender after he was convicted of rape and served a five-year prison sentence.
Lifetime offenders are required to report to authorities on a quarterly basis, or when they want to change a job or address.
Wamil, 40, was sentenced for sexual assault of a child in 2000.
Although state police say his last known address was in Tarentum, borough police have said Wamil never lived there.
who has to report?
There are almost 11,000 names on the state's Megan's Law list.
Offenders must file a report with state police within 48 hours after changing their address, workplace or school, or after leaving prison.
Sexual offenders moving into the state or leaving the state must notify state police within 48 hours.
Annual registration is required for 10 years for people convicted of kidnapping, luring a child, indecent assault, incest and promotion of a child for prostitution and six similar crimes. About 3,100 offenders fall into this category.
People convicted of rape or eight other types of crimes, including those convicted of a sex crime while classified as a sex offender, are declared to be sexually violent predators who must report quarterly to state police for life. There are about 475 of these offenders statewide.
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How to check the list
To access the state's Megan's Law list of sexual offenders, go to: www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us . Click on the 'search offenders' tab at the right and then access by county, municipality or name.
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