Woman who posed as teen boy arraigned for failing to register as sex offender

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A woman who pretended to be a teenage boy in order to meet teen girls online was arraigned Thursday morning on charges that she failed to register as a sex offender.

Patricia Dye, 32, returned to Butler County on Dec. 28 after being arrested in California. Police say she failed to properly register her address as required for a sexually oriented offender, which is a felony.

Dye entered a plea of not guilty and had her bond set at $25,000. She will be appointed an attorney.

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. A warrant for her arrest was obtained, and she was taken into custody at a hotel in Orick, Calif. on Dec. 8.

Dye will be back in court on Jan. 19.

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