A two time convicted sex offender who was on probation was arrested trying to enter Belize on March 12th using a fake Canadian passport. Reports are that he was to meet a 16 year old girl whom he met on the internet. According to a criminal complaint filed with United States District Court, 27 year old Troy Anthony Pertuset of Saint Albans, was arrested by Belizean authorities when he tried to enter the country. Pertuset was first required to register as a sex offender in April 2005, when he was convicted of moving a 14-year-old girl to different locations to have sex with her in Highland County, Ohio. In February of 2010, Pertuset 22 years old at the time was then convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual assault in Kanawha County Circuit Court, for assaulting two 14 year old girls. Reports state he picked one of them up from school and the second he plied with alcohol. Pertuset was sentenced to 2 to 10 years in prison and an additional five years’ probation following his release. He was released March 17, 2014, at which time he began his five-year term of supervised probation. Records show that he registered as a sex offender in Kanawha County on March 19, 2014 and updated his registration multiple times. The final update was May 5, 2014. At that time records showed he was residing at the Roark Sullivan Lifeway Center on Leon Sullivan Way. On May 8, 2014, Pertuset quit his job and left his address without re-registering. In July 2014, Pertuset’s intensive supervision officer received information that Pertuset was living in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, teaching English to children at a private language academy. Pertuset was eventually remanded to the United States Marshal Service and remains in federal custody. He faces a trial by jury June 23 in Charleston federal court.
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