Sex Offender Sentenced to Jail, Probation
A Laramie man who pleaded guilty in January to one count of failure to register as a sex offender will serve jail time before being released on supervised probation.
Judge Donnell sentenced 36-year-old Samuel Blaney in Albany County District Court Monday to 180 days in the Albany County Detention Center in lieu of a four- to five-year suspended prison sentence. When he is released, Blaney will spend four more years on supervised probation.
"This society is sick and tired of sex offenders, and it is sick and tired of people who refuse to comply," said Donnell.
Blaney had to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of a sex crime in 2000. Court documents say Blaney left his registered address in November 2014 and did not register a new address as required by law.
Albany County Sheriff's deputies contacted Blaney at an address different than the one registered with law enforcement on July 19 and notified Blaney that he needed to update his address the next morning at 8 a.m.
According to the affidavit, Blaney did not register his new address and was not present when police returned July 20. Deputies later located him at the Albany County Detention Center.
"We're serious about this, Mr. Blaney," Donnell said Monday. "And that's an idea you had better get used to."