A former Benner state prison inmate is facing felony charges for refusing to register as a sexual offender.
According to a criminal complaint filed by state police at Rockview, James L. Andrews, 68, was convicted of aggravated indecent assault and a lifetime sexual offender registration is required.
According to state Superior Court documents, Andrews was convicted by a jury of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and simple assault in March 2007. He was sentenced in July 2007 to an aggregate term of five to 10 years of incarceration.
Andrews reached his maximum sentence date Monday, the complaint said, and was required to register in the sexual offender registration database before being released from Benner state prison. Andrews allegedly refused to sign acknowledging the individual’s obligation to comply with sex offender registration.
Andrews was charged with a felony count of failure to comply with registration of sexual offender requirements. He was arraigned before District Judge Allen Sinclair, who set bail at $25,000.
He remains in custody at the Centre County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31.