July 31st 2019
Joe Brandt

Fourteen convicted sex offenders were arrested over the last week for failing to register when they moved to new addresses, as required under Megan’s Law, authorities said Wednesday.
The “Operation Roll Call” sweep by state and local authorities focused on Union County.
The 14 sex offenders arrested have previously been convicted of 56 crimes, including sexual assault, kidnapping, criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child, promoting prostitution, assaulting a police officer, and a variety of drug and weapons offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo said in a statement.
They now face new third-degree charges of failure to register a new address, re-register with law enforcement, or notify law enforcement of an address change. Sex offenders are required to keep in touch with law enforcement under Megan’s Law. The state maintains an online registry to alert residents where sex offenders reside.
“By mandating that police be notified – and residents as well for more dangerous offenders – Megan’s Law was designed to protect the public, particularly children, from the threat posed when convicted sex offenders move into a community,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in the statement.
Those arrested in the sweep include:
• Fernando Casamor, 56, of Elizabeth
• Romel Clark, 25, of Elizabeth
• Orlando DeJesus, 43, of Elizabeth
• Felix T. Garcia, 46, of Elizabeth
• Christopher Irlanda, 28, of Elizabeth
• Rasheed Johnson, 40, of Elizabeth
• Antwaun M. Marshall, 35, of Elizabeth
• Vernon L. Miller, 24, of Elizabeth
• Jeffrey L. Nash, 36, of Elizabeth
• Rondell L. Palmer, 40, of Elizabeth
• Alexander Rosa, 24, of Elizabeth
• Robert Skipworth, 43, of Elizabeth
• Lamont J. Wallace, 46, of Matawan
• Charles Williams, 52, of Elizabeth

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