Sex offender arrested for failing to report address to police

Richard Hiers

A Level 2 sex offender was arrested for not reporting his address to police, according to Southampton Town Police.

Richard Hiers, 51, of Caleb Street in Brentwood, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender last Wednesday at police headquarters.

Mr Hiers, whose address is listed as the sex offender trailer in the jail parking lot in Riverside, according to the state sex offender registry, was convicted in 1980 of first-degree sodomy and first-degree attempted rape for a case involving an 18-year-old girl, according to the state registry.

A Level 2 sex offender is considered “medium risk” by the state and he must register his address with police within 10 days of moving to a new address. He also must verify that address with police every 90 days, according to state law.

Mr. Hiers was in jail in upstate Altona from Aug. 1980 to Oct. 1992 on the rape and sodomy charges, and also spent time in jail from April 2008 to April 2010 on a charge of third-degree attempted sale of a controlled substance, according to state records.

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