According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a New Hartford man has been arrested for violating his requirements set forth in the New York State Sex Offender Registry Program.

The investigation began on June 21, 2023, by Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler, who is assigned to the Child Advocacy Center and is required to check on Arthur W. Kirk, age 71. Kirk is a registered Level 2 sex offender and could not be located at his residence for his routine check.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation revealed that Kirk had moved from his residence in the Town of Kirkland in May of 2023 and moved to the Town of New Hartford. Upon doing so, Kirk failed to change his address in the sex offender registry. Sex offenders are required to change their address in the registry within 10 days of moving.

On July 25, 2023, Investigator Chrysler, and Sheriff’s Investigator Tyler Barnes, located Kirk at a motel in the Town of New Hartford and arrested him for Failing to Register his Change of Address, a Class E Felony under the New York State Corrections Law.

Kirk was transported to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed. He was later held at Centralized Arraignment to await his arraignment at CAP Court. After arraignment, Kirk was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Whitestown Town Court at a later date.