Garth Jason Gumienny, 35, was booked into the county jail and faces 10 counts of child molestation. He was arrested by officers conducting checks to make sure registered sex offenders are complying with the terms of their release from prison, police said.
Officers said they visited 77 registered sex offenders in the city on Tuesday.
During the checks, police said they found Gumienny staying in a room at an apartment on Parks Avenue near University Avenue. A young boy was also found to be living in that room, police said.
Gumienny was a roommate in the apartment, and the boy’s mother was unaware that he was a registered sex offender, police said. The boy shared the room with the sex offender for at least one year as part of the living arrangements, police said.
Officers said they are still trying to determine how long the molestation took place.
The boy’s age is not being released to protect his identity, but police said he is younger than 16.
Detectives said they interviewed the boy and determined he had been molested “numerous times.”
Gumienny was booked in lieu of $1.25 million bail. He was convicted of oral sex with a minor and possessing material depicting minors in a sexual act, according to the state’s Megan’s Law Web site.