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NELLIS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

Andrew Nellis, son of Eden Town Supervisor Glenn R. Nellis, Friday was ordered by a judge to report his current living address to law enforcement authorities for the next 10 years because of his recent conviction as a sex offender.

Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, at the request of prosecutor Scott F. Riordan, declared Nellis, 23, a Level 2 sex offender under the state's sex offender registration provisions.

On April 13, DiTullio imposed a six-month jail term on Nellis for his pre-indictment plea to statutory rape charges for sex with four Eden-area teen-age girls between 2002 and early last May. He was released later that afternoon because of time already served.

Nellis declined comment after Friday's court proceedings. Thomas J. Eoannou, his attorney, confirmed that his client still faces trial on unrelated drug charges.

Nellis, one of Glenn Nellis' four children, is now living in the Buffalo area but did not return to his family's Eden home. Eoannou refused to disclose his client's current address.

Nellis pleaded guilty in the sex case last Oct. 13 and was allowed to post $10,000 bail.

He was arrested by Buffalo police on cocaine and other charges after a car chase that began about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 27 when officers tried to pull him over for ignoring a stop sign at West Ferry and Herkimer streets. Nellis fled his car but was captured.

DiTullio revoked his bail and he was in custody from Nov. 1 until his April 13 sentencing.

DiTullio barred Nellis from trying to contact for the next 10 years any of the 12 girls with whom prosecutors accused him of having sexual relations. Nellis pleaded guilty to statutory rape involving four of the girls.

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