June 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM
MORRISTOWN, NJ - A 50-year-old Madison man has been found guilty of Failure to Register under Megan’s Law following a non-jury trial, Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced this week.
Mark DeBiasse of Madison is a prior Megan’s Law Registrant who was arrested on March 16, 2010 by Det. Ed Mitchko of the Madison Borough Police Department. The defendant was required to re-register yearly as a condition of his Megan’s Law supervision and failed to register on March 4, 2010 as previously instructed.
The defendant was indicted on May 4, 2010 on one Count of fourth-degree Failure to Register. A bench trial was conducted on April 7, 2014 before Judge Mary Gibbons Whipple. An order was released Tuesday by Judge Whipple finding that the defendant was guilty of the aforementioned charge.
DeBiasse faces 18 months in state prison. The defendant remains in the custody of the Morris County Correctional Facility pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Aug. 22.
Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanked Chief Darren P. Dachisen and the Madison Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Megan’s Law Unit, for their work on the case.