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Sex offender gets jail for not reporting social media password

A Level 1 sex offender from the Tuscarora Indian Reservation was sentenced Thursday to a year in the Niagara County Jail for not telling authorities one of his social media passwords.

Dwayne Fauzey, 48, of Susie's Lane, must register because of a misdemeanor sex conviction in 2004, defense attorney David J. Mansour said.

In April, Fauzey pleaded guilty to a felony count of failure to register. He reported two social media accounts last year, but only one password. Mansour said Fauzey thought the accounts were linked.

County Judge Sara Sheldon could have sent Fauzey to state prison for up to four years, which the prosecution recommended. Mansour argued that would be unjust, because Fauzey's original offense was a misdemeanor and he has not committed further sex crimes.

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