PITTSFIELD -- A convicted rapist pleaded guilty on Friday to failing to register his whereabouts with police.
According to the Pittsfield police, Raymond Yetz, 59, of Pittsfield, didn't register his current address with them from December 2012 to January 2013 as he is obligated to do under state law.
Yetz's attorney, David C. Cafarelli, said Yetz did register, but was late in doing so.
Yetz was convicted of five counts of rape in 1994 and was designated as a person with a high risk to reoffend. As a level 3 offender, he is required to register his address with police for life.
On Friday in Berkshire Superior Court, Yetz pleaded guilty to failure to register. Judge John A. Agostini sentenced Yetz to six months at the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction. Since Yetz has already served that amount of time awaiting the outcome of the case, he was released from custody.
Originally charged with failure to register as a subsequent offense, he was allowed to plead to the lesser charge as part of the joint recommendation between the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and Cafarelli.
Yetz was facing a minimum of five years in state prison on the original charge.
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.
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