A convicted sex offender living in Joplin pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Shawn A. Roach, 39, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court Monday to failing to register as a sex offender and being a former offender living within 300 meters of a school.
Roach was convicted of rape in Neosho in 2007 at the age of 25 and is required to register his address and other information with the sheriff’s office in the county where he lives. He is also prohibited from living within 300 meters of a school or daycare center.
A probable cause affidavit filed in January of this year stated that he was at 521 N. Byers Ave.