A convicted sex offender who eluded authorities for two years has been federally charged by a grand jury with failing to register as a sex offender, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Joseph Wayne Acevedo, 31, of Harrisburg, was indicted on the charge Thursday.

According to authorities, Acevedo was convicted of indecent assault on a 6-year-old in York County in 2006. He was required to update his address quarterly and is charged with failing to do so.

In October 2013, Acevedo registered his address in the 600 block of East Market Street in York City, but three months later he did not update that address, officials said.

Local authorities found that Acevedo no longer lived at that address, and attempts to find him were unsuccessful until last month. Acevedo was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in the 4200 block of Carpenter Avenue in the Bronx, according to a news release at the time.

He was sent to York County Prison on Nov. 21 and held in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to online court records.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the maximum penalty Acevedo could face is 10 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine.

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