Saturday April 20, 2013

PITTSFIELD -- A Level 3 sex offender convicted of failing to register twice before is once again facing the same charge. If convicted, he faces a minimum of five years in state prison.

Raymond Yetz, 59, of Pittsfield, was arraigned on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court and pleaded not guilty to failing to register as a sex offender as a subsequent offense.

Judge Daniel A. Ford released him on $5,000 cash or $50,000 bail bond.

Police and prosecutors say Yetz, who was convicted of five counts of rape in 1994, failed to register his current address as required by law from December 2012 to January 2013.

As a level 3 offender, he is required to register his address with police for life.

According to court records, he was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2010 and 2012.

For the second conviction, he was sentenced to a week in jail.

He is represented by attorney David C. Cafarelli.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.