Updated:McKEES ROCKS, Pa. —
A local woman, whose never been charged with a sex crime, was arrested Wednesday for not registering her address under Megan’s Law.
Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported 52-year-old Victoria Balogh is designated as a tier-one sex offender, despite never being charged with a sex crime.
Balogh was arrested Wednesday for failing to notify police that she had moved and was no longer living at a home on Shingiss Street.
“Under Megan’s Law, she’s obligated within 48 hours to report that change of address,” McKees Rocks police Chief Robert Cifrulak said.
Balogh was one of the first people in the area to be jailed for violating the new, much broader, version of Megan’s Law.
Megan’s Law was changed in 2012 to include more crimes, not just sex crimes.
In 2010, Balogh was convicted of “interference with the custody of children.” Officials said she’s not a child predator, but according to police, she must comply as if she were or she goes to jail.
“They had her in handcuffs taking her to jail,” said neighbor David Kilian. “That’s boggling. I thought it was just a domestic that they were arresting her for a domestic.”