Convicted sex offender captured in Lehigh County
A convicted sex offender, sought by Lansford police for failing to register his address as a sexually violent predator, was captured Monday by police in Coplay, Lehigh County.
Scott Evan Vosburgh, 25, was arraigned video conference and jailed in Lehigh County prison. Lansford police will pick him up today and bring him back to Carbon County, where he will remain at least until a preliminary hearing, said Lansford Officer Chris Ondrus.
Vosburgh faces two counts of failing to register his whereabouts. On March 8, 2007, he was convicted in Carbon County court on two counts each of indecent assault and corruption of a minor, and sentenced by Judge Roger Nanovic to 3-9 months in state prison on each count. The prison time was to be followed by two years' probation.
Vosburgh, who is on the state police Megan's Law website, told state troopers he would be living with his sister at 371 W. Ridge St., Lansford, upon his release from Graterford state prison on Oct. 11, 2011. However, Lansford police knew his sister no longer lived at that address. State police told Lansford police that Vosburgh would then be listed as transient/homeless.
On Feb. 23, Carbon County Detective Tim Nothstein told Lansford police that Vosburgh had failed to register his whereabouts and should be arrested. The Megan's Law Unit in Harrisburg and the Enforcement Unit in Scranton confirmed the status.