State police at the Lehighton barracks said James Alvie Smoot, 52, was taken into custody on Dec. 27 by the City of Allentown Police Department and arraigned on charges relating to him being a sexual offender.

Police said Smoot was charged with failure to comply with registration requirements of sexual offenders. Police said the previous offenses took place between Oct. 27, 2010 and Oct. 18, 2012.