Cops: Sex offender arrested for not registering address — again



A level 2 sex offender who was arrested last year for not registering his new address was caught violating his registration requirements again again in the same town last week, Southampton Town police said.

Carl Graves, 54, was arrested by a U.S. Marshal near a mobile home park in Amityville Friday, according to a police report.

Mr. Graves had previously lived in the Department of Social Services’ homeless sex offender trailer in Riverside, and was wanted for violating the state sex offender registration act.

Town police said Mr. Graves had not notified authorities where he was living since May 15.

He was taken to Southampton Town police headquarters and charged with the felony, police said.

Mr. Graves was arraigned in town court and is being held without bail at Suffolk County jail because of prior felony convictions, court officials said.

In 2003, Mr. Graves was convicted of second-degree rape in Suffolk County, and the victim was a 14-year-old girl, according to the state sex offender registry.

He is considered a level 2 sex offender, the second-most severe designation with level 3 offenders deemed the most likely to re-offend.

Mr. Graves was arrested on Dec. 31 after Amityville Village police stopped him for drinking in public, according to a previous police report. He was wanted by Southampton Town police at the time of his arrest and was taken back to police headquarters to be charged with failing to register.

He was later indicted in county court on that charge, authorities said. The status of that case was not immediately available.