HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A woman who was convicted of posing as a teenage boy in order to meet teenage girls online is now back in Butler County.
Patricia Dye, 32, was arrested earlier this month in Orick, Calif. She had been listed on Butler County's 'Most Wanted' poster for a felony indictment of failing to properly register her address as required for a sexually oriented offender.
Dye pled guilty in October 2010 to sexual imposition, attempted sexual imposition and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with credit for time served, and had to register as a Tier 1 sex offender for the next 15 years.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office says Dye had originally complied with required address registration when she moved into the Middletown area December of 2010. However, by late summer of 2011, the Sheriff's Office had received, and confirmed, information she had fled the area and moved "out west" with her actual where-a-bouts unknown. A local indictment and warrant for her arrest was obtained.
Federal authorities were able to locate her in an Orick motel, where she had been living since October of 2011. She was taken into custody on Dec. 8 and subsequently waived extradition rights. She agreed to be brought back to Ohio to face her felony charge.
Two Sheriff's Deputies flew to California this week to take custody of Dye. She was booked in the Butler County Jail late Wednesday night.