SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin man registered as a Megan’s Law offender has been charged with two felonies for failing to comply with the law.

James Prawdzik Jr., 27, has been charged by Trooper Tyler Watson, of State Police At Stonington, with allegedly failing to provide accurate registration information and to register with the Pennsylvania State Police.

According to the Megan’s Law website, Prawdzik, of 313 Sunbury St., Apt. 1, was convicted on Dec. 14, 2009, of “sexual abuse of children” and registered as an offender on June 7, 2013.

The trooper said in a news release that the barracks had investigated a Megan’s Law sexual offender registration at 2000 Locust Gap Highway, Mount Carmel Township, between Oct. 1 and 31. It was determined Prawdzik had not complied with registration requirements.

According to court records, the defendant was arraigned and remanded to Northumberland County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge William Cole is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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