Brownington man charged after failing to register as a sex offender

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department summonsed a convicted sex offender to court after they say he moved back to Vermont from Arizona and failed to register his new address.

Timothy Edward Souliere, 55, of Brownington, was charged with failure to comply with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry and was issued a citation to appear in Orleans County Superior Court.

He appeared and pled not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Newport police say they learned on Aug. 23 that Souliere had moved back to Vermont from Arizona.

He had been convicted in Vermont in 1993, of lewd and lascivious conduct, and in Arizona on January 2, 2003, of attempted sexual assault.

The law requires Souliere to have registered as a sex offender when he moved back to Vermont from Arizona.

The department says that he had not contacted the Vermont Sex Offender Registry to notify authorities of his return to the state.

In court, Souliere was ordered as conditions of his release that he obey a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

He was also ordered to keep the court and his attorney aware of any changes to his address.

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