Plumsted Megan’s Law offender charged with registration violation
A New Egypt man who's lived under Megan's Law requirements since 2003 is found in Cream Ridge, and accused of failing to keep Plumsted police apprised of his whereabouts.
Wayne Francis Estey, Jr., 47 was apprehended April 22, according to the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.
Megan's Law offenders are required to register with law enforcement either once annually, or every 90 days, depending on the tier grouping, which relates to the seriousness of the crime.
They are responsible for maintaining accurate recors with police regarding their addresses, employment, and schooling.
Estey was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, with bail set at a full $25,000. County authorities had no information regarding legal representation for Estey.
If convicted of the third-degree charge, Estey would face another five years behind bars, and a fine as high as $15,000.
Prosecutors urge anyone with information relevant to this case to speak with Detective John M. Argento, 732-929-2027, ext. 2903. Information can be given anonymously.