Man gets prison time for not registering as offender

From staff reports

A convicted sex offender who failed to keep authorities informed as to his address has been sentenced to prison.

Olmsted District Judge Jodi Williamson ordered Charles Wayne Delaney, 26, 1050 17th Ave. N.W., No. 3, Rochester, to serve one year and one day in prison. He will receive credit for any jail time served. Delaney had pleaded guilty to the charge of failure to register as a predatory offender, a felony.

Delaney, who was sentenced Thursday, asked for another chance at probation. Under terms of the plea agreement, the prosecution had agreed to recommend probation if the pre-sentence investigation by court services showed he was amenable to probation. However, that was not the case. Prosecutor Jeff Hill then asked the judge to impose the mandatory minimum prison sentence of one year and one day.

Delaney was convicted of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree in Oregon in 1999. He is required to register as a sex offender for life. That includes notifying authorities of address changes. He moved to Minnesota in 2003, but failed to register as required.

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