Cops: Riverhead sex offender failed to register address


A level-2 sex offender living in Riverhead was arrested this week after failing to verify his new address with the state, Suffolk County Police said.

Henry Brown, 55, was arrested at the Seventh Precinct in Shirley on Thursday after changing his address without notifying the state within 10 days, police said.

This is the second time Mr. Brown has been arrested for failing to register, police said.

Mr. Brown was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse involving a 9-year-old female in 1994, a class D felony, according to the state’s sex offender registry.

Level-2 offenders are deemed to have a moderate risk of repeat offense, according to state law.

County police said Mr. Brown has been residing in Riverhead, though the address listed in the state’s sex offender registry is in Bellport.