Sex offender pleads guilty

Cary Ashby • Apr 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM

A Greenwich man pleaded guilty Monday to attempted failure to periodically verify his address as a sex offender.

John D. Hunt, 29, faces six to 18 months behind bars when he is sentenced May 30. Huron County Sheriff's Deputy stopped the defendant Jan. 25 in a vehicle at a Baseline Road location near Plymouth.

Hunt attempted to flee the scene and was pursued by Vogel, who then arrested him and transported him to the Huron County Jail.

Classified as a sexually-oriented offender through a Michigan conviction, Hunt is required to register his address for 10 years.

"He last registered in September of 2011. He again was required to register in September 2012," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

As of September 2011, Hunt was living in Marion. In February, he changed his address to a South Railroad Street residence in Greenwich.

Kasper said the sheriff's office sent a certified letter to Hunt about his registration requirement Sept. 26, which was refused. She said deputies also made several attempts to contact Hunt.

Hunt remains behind bars, unable to post a $10,000 bond.

In early June 2011, he pleaded guilty to attempted failure to register as a sex offender. The conviction is for a local incident between September and November of 2010. Hunt was fined $250 as part of his two years of probation.

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