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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office learned July 10 from several sources in the county that a known registered sex offender, William Earl Satterfield, 49, of Chestertown, had created a social media profile using a fake name. As part of the sex offender registry requirements, sex offenders are required to notify their reporting law enforcement agency of any changes or creations of internet accounts.

Acting Cpl. Jason Rickard, sex offender registry coordinator for the sheriff’s office along with being an acting supervisor in the Criminal Investigation Unit, investigated. He spoke with Satterfield’s Parole and Probation officer and discovered Satterfield was in violation of his probation requirements and he had an arrest warrant for violation of probation, police said.

On July 28, Satterfield turned himself in at sheriff’s office and the warrant was served without incident. Satterfield was held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center on no bond.

Rickard met with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a criminal information warrant was issued on Satterfield for violation of the sex offender registry, specifically failure to notify law enforcement agency of changes to sex offender registry within three days. The second warrant was served July 30.

Satterfield is awaiting trial at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. A court date has been set for Oct. 7.

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