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Deputies: Level 3 sex offender advertised to teach martial arts in home

On Monday, Steuben County Sheriff's investigators arrested 36-year-old Vernon Vanzile III. (Photo: Steuben County Sheriff's Office)

Campbell, N.Y. (WHAM) - A registered level 3 sex offender from Campbell was arrested by investigators who say he was advertising to teach children martial arts in his home.

On Monday, Steuben County Sheriff's investigators arrested 36-year-old Vernon Vanzile III.

Investigators said they were sent a tip about Vanzile advertising. Further investigation determined Vanzile had several Internet profiles on social media and other Internet sites.

As a level 3 registered sex offender, Vanzile is required to notify the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Steuben County Sheriff's Office any time he set up a new account.

Vanzile was charged with failing to register or verify as a sex offender and failure to notify DCJS of change of Internet or Internet identifiers - both felonies.

He was arraigned and remanded without bail to the Steuben County Jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 3, 2018 at 3:15 p.m.

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