A Seaside Heights man is heading back to prison for failing to register as a sex offender, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

John Bailey, 54, was arrested and charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2d(1).

He was taken into custody without incident by officers of the Seaside Heights Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit.

John Bailey, 54, Seaside Heights. (Ocean County Prosecutors Office)
John Bailey, 54, Seaside Heights. (Ocean County Prosecutors Office)

“Since 1994, Megan’s Law requires certain offenders to register with their local police departments whenever they move and/or change their residential address or place of employment. Failure to comply with this obligation is a third degree crime,” Prosecutor Billhimer said.

Prosecutor Billhimer said that an investigation into this matter revealed that Bailey has been employed in Seaside Heights without registering or notifying any law enforcement agencies.

Bailey is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with relevant information regarding this case or others violating Megan’s Law requirements should contact Sergeant John Argento of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 929 2027, extension 2903.

The information may be provided anonymously.

For further information, you can visit the State Police Sex Offender Internet Registry at: http://www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/index.shtml.

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