Sex Offender Duty to Report

October 12, 2017

Date of Release: October 12, 2017

Subject: Sex Offender Duty to Report

On October 11, 2017 the following subject voluntarily turned himself in at the Portsmouth Police Department on an arrest warrant for Sex Offender Duty to Report, which is a class B Felony.

Joseph G. Diment

Date of Birth: 02/05/1940

12 Crescent Lane

Wells, Maine

Diment volunteered at a local youth organization without registering as a sex offender with the Portsmouth Police Department. Diment was required to complete a background check with the youth organization; when he failed to comply with the background check, it was brought to the Portsmouth Police Department’s attention.

Diment was released on $2,500 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear for an arraignment at the Portsmouth 10th Circuit Division Court on November 27, 2017.

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Prepared by Sgt. John Peracchi