Former Kent man to serve 18 months prison for failing to register as sex offender

Sex offender failed to register his address with authorities; served a year in prison for sexually abusing 3-year-old in 2007

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A former Kent resident convicted of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in 2007 and failing to register his address with Portage County and Trumbull County authorities has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after violating the terms of his probation.

Chase W. Singletary, 28, with a last known address in Southington, will serve 18 months in prison based on convictions in Portage County and Trumbull County common pleas courts. The Portage County Prosecutor's Office asked Judge Laurie Pittman to impose 18 months on Singletary after he failed to register his address with the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office and violated the terms of a conviction for failing to register his address in Portage County in 2011.

As a Tier II sex offender, Singletary must register his address with his local sheriff's office every 180 days for 25 years from the date of his conviction. His original conviction involved the sexual abuse of a 3-year-old girl in August 2007 in Portage County.

According to Trumbull County Common Pleas Court records, Judge Peter Kontos sentenced Singletary to 18 months in prison on Feb. 14 after he pleaded guilty to failure to provide notice of change of address, a third-degree felony. In February, Pittman imposed the same sentence, to run concurrent to the sentence in Trumbull County.

Singletary was convicted of gross sexual imposition and child endangering, both third-degree felonies, in June 2008 and sentenced by Pittman to three years in prison. After his release, he was charged with failure to provide notice of change of address, also a third-degree felony, in May 2011 and pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Pittman in September 2011 to five years probation, court-ordered drug treatment and ordered to get his GED and a full-time job.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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