Sex Offenders Indicted for Failing to Report New Addresses to Cops in South Jersey
Under New Jersey law, registered sex offenders who plan to move must notify police in the town where they presently live about their plans and then give their new address to police in that town. Seven men have recently been indicted for failing to do just that.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says the following people have been indicted on one count of third-degree failure to register as a sex offender:
- Demetris Bean, 42, of Browns Mills
- Shawn Harris, 34, of Edgewater Park
- Brian Henderson, 37, of Burlington Township
- Paul Hollingsworth, 37, of Pemberton Township
- Robert Richardson, 43, of Mount Holly
- Joseph Singletary, 43, of Maple Shade
- Michael Tedesco, 48, of Reading, PA
The municipalities listed for each person were the last addresses on file with authorities before they moved and failed to provide their new locations. The indictments were recently returned and signed by Coffina; arraignments will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly.
Coffina says Harris, Henderson, Singletary, and Tedesco are currently being held in various jails on charges unrelated to their failure to register. Bean, Hollingsworth, and Richardson are considered fugitives (their pictures are along the bottom row in our graphic in alphabetical order).
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 265-5035 and ask to speak to a detective in the Megan’s Law Unit.