Agawam sex offender fails to register

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A Level 3 Sex Offender from Agawam was arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court on Monday after failing to register as a sex offender.

According to Mary Carey of the Northwestern DA’s office, 45-year-old Ferdinand Fountain was arrested and arraigned on two counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Level 3.

Fountain is considered a Habitual Offender, and is a Level 3 Sex Offender for having been convicted of rape.

Police said Fountain lied about where he lived, claiming to live in Williamsburg. The house he gave as his address is abandoned and has been without heat or electricity for almost a year.

Fountain is being held at the Hampden County Jail and House of Correction in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, said Carey. He is currently also held on $2,000 cash bail on a similar charge in Hampden County.

Fountain is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on June 17.

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