Man who failed to comply with sex offender registration to stand trial

A Piqua man accused of failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements was found competent to stand trial Monday by a Miami County judge.

Francisco Guerra Sr., 62, was indicted on a felony charge of failing to verify his address as required in summer 2018. The charge states he previously was convicted of the offense in 2015.

Guerra was required to register following conviction in 2006 of gross sexual imposition.

An evaluation of Guerra’s competency and mental condition at the time of the offense was ordered at the request of public defenders. Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt said an evaluation by the Forensic Psychiatry Center of Western Ohio found Guerra does not suffer from a severe mental illness or mental deficiency and is competent to face trial.

A trial is scheduled Jan. 8 and 9.

Guerra remains in the county jail on $10,000 bail.

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