GROVELAND — A Wayland man and registered sex offender has been charged with failing to register following a move from Groveland to the village, Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said Wednesday after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

On Feb. 7, Thomas D. Getman Jr., 30, was arrested and charged with Failure to Register and Verify, a class-E felony.

The New York State Corrections Law states that any sex offender shall register no later than 10 calendar days after any change of address, internet accounts with internet access providers belonging to such offender, internet identifiers that such offender uses, or his or her status of enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institution of higher education.

It is alleged through investigation that Getman, who is a level 1 NYS registered sex offender, moved from his residence in the Town of Groveland on Sept. 14, 2019 to a new residence in the Village of Wayland without updating his new address within the time frame required by statute.

The investigation and arrest was handled by Sheriff’s Investigator Connor Sanford of the Criminal Investigations Division.

Getman Jr. was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and released on an appearance ticket to return to court at a later date as the charge is not a qualifying offense to be held for arraignment due to the new bail reform law.