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Man disputes Megan’s Law registration

9-24-2012 Pennsylvania:

WILKES-BARRE – A man who says he should be excluded from registering under Megan’s Law after pleading guilty to a corruption of minors charge will not have to – for now — a county senior judge said Tuesday.

Traian Jovanov, 28, with a last known address of Pine Street, Hazleton, said in court papers last month that his plea agreement did not include the specification that he needs to register under Megan’s Law while out of prison, and therefore should not have to.

Jovanov is on probation and residing in Luzerne County, according to court papers.

In March 2007, Jovanov was sentenced to 40 to 80 months in prison on an unrelated escape charge and two years house arrest on the corruption of minors charge.

Police said Jovanov had inappropriate contact with a juvenile female in April 2006. He was originally charged with a number of crimes, include rape and indecent assault.

In the escape case, investigators say Jovanov was serving a sentence on drug and receiving stolen property charges at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in March 2006 and was on work release.

Investigators said Jovanov did not return to the prison after completing a work shift.

Jovanov’s attorney, Tom Marsilio, said in court papers that nothing at the time required his client to register under Megan’s Law, but that now the county probation office is requiring Jovanov to do so.

After a hearing Tuesday, county Senior Judge Chester Muroski said Jovanov’s requirement to register is put on hold until the outcome of an appeal determining those specific issues in the case
. ..Source.. by Sheena DeLazio

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