Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Wednesday to failing to meet the registration requirements of Megan’s Law in a case brought by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
Charles Whritenour, 54, had been convicted of sexually assaulting two young boys in 1994. Megan’s Law requires released sex offenders to register their address with police, and others depending on the severity of their offense.
As a Tier 3 offender, Whritenour is considered high risk and must register his address so that law enforcement agencies, camps, day care centers, schools and members of the public likely to encounter him are notified of his whereabouts.
Whritenour had been living in Dover, but relocated to Victory Gardens earlier this year without informing police. He was arrested for that violation on Feb. 24 and spent one day in the Morris County Correctional Facility. Upon release from the county jail, Whritenour remained in Morristown, but did not inform local police he was living there. He was then arrested again.
Whritenour pleaded guilty to failing to meet the requirements of Megan’s Law before Judge Thomas Chritchley in state Superior Court, Morristown, and was remanded to the county jail. James A. Cannon, an assistant Morris County Prosecutor, will seek a three-year state prison term when Whritenour is sentenced May 26.
For further information, contact Fred Snowflack at [email protected].