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October 20, 2012

Police: Sex offender used fake name

Police: Sex offender used fake name

A Norwich man was arrested for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, Chenango deputies said in a media release Wednesday.

Fred W. Gumaer, 45, of the town of Norwich, was charged Wednesday with sex offender failing to report Internet identifiers, deputies said.

Gumaer, a registered level 2 sex offender, was found to be on Facebook under a false name in an effort to avoid being located by law enforcement authorities, the release said.

Gumaer was on Facebook under the name “William Sinclair,’’ deputies said. Gumaer is to appear in Norwich Town Court at a later date.

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