Steuben County man arrested for failing to update sex offender registry
ERWIN, NY (WETM) – A Steuben County man faces new charges after he allegedly failed to update his address on the National Sex Offender Registry.
On February 26, 2021, the FBI, along with members of the Steuben County Sheriff and the New York State Police, executed a federal search warrant at Jordan Sowersby’s home. A preliminary examination of several seized digital devices revealed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography. Sowersby was arrested immediately after the search warrant.
According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Sowersby failed to update his address on the register and “forged a written instrument and filed the false statement with the Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to cover up his inability to register.
Sowersby has been charged with not changing address in the sex offender registry and offering a bogus instrument for first degree filing, both of Class E crimes. State Police said Sowersby was also facing charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Sowersby made a first appearance this afternoon before US judge Mark W. Pedersen and is being detained.
The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Corning Bureau of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of the special agent in charge Stephen Belongia; the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James L. Allard; and the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Barry Chase.