After Richard Burge served time in jail on charges that he exposed a child to harmful materials, he was ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years. When he failed to supply a valid address after saying he moved to Missouri, a $10,000 warrant was issued for his arrest.
Burge, 28, was arrested and charged in 2011 with one felony count of exposing a child to harmful materials
Upon his release from prison, Burge supplied the state Department of Corrections with an address in Lake Geneva followed by a move, according to the criminal complaint filed Nov. 17, to an invalid address in Ladue, MO.
“It was subsequently determined that this is a false address,” the complaint reads. Burge would also have been required to register in Missouri as a sex offender but did not so he is considered non-compliant there as well.
Failing to register as a sex offender is a felony punishable by six years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
Burge was in custody Tuesday and gave a Delavan address to the court at which Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch ordered Burge to live when or if he posts the $400 cash bond he was assigned.
He will next be in court Dec. 9 for a preliminary hearing.
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