Change of address leads to sex offender arrest |

Change of address leads to sex offender arrest

Adam Jensen
Provided to the TribuneJoseph Scanio

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Police arrested a registered sex offender on a felony probation violation this week after he allegedly failed to report a change of address, according to a statement from police.

Joseph Scanio, 62, was arrested at his Wyoming Avenue home Wednesday afternoon. Scanio attracted the attention of police after someone reported a suspicious person at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena Tuesday.

While investigating the incident, police discovered Scanio had not updated his sex offender registration with a new address within a required five day period.

Scanio was sentenced to 46 months in prison in January 2007 after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography for keeping sexually explicit images of young girls on a work computer.

He could face additional charges from federal probation officers for being at the ice arena, as well as from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for violation of the city’s ordinance which limits the areas where registered sex offenders can live and prohibits them from being in certain locations, according to the statement.

Scanio remained in custody at El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe Thursday afternoon, according to county records. It is unknown if he has an attorney.

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