Lake Charles –
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit arrested convicted sex offender Lawrence Gradnigo, 52, 1107 Eddy Street, Vinton, after it was revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.
In December 2015 it was learned Gradnigo had not paid his fees for community notifications as required by his sex offender registration requirements. The CPSO Sex Offender Unit advised Gradnigo he had until January 2016 to pay the fees. In January Gradnigo failed to pay the fees, making him in violation of his registration requirements. As of June 29 Gradnigo had still failed to pay the community notification fees and Judge Ron Ware signed a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender in the amount of $1,000 for his arrest.
On July 15 Gradnigo met with CPSO Sex Offender Unit detectives and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to register as a sex offender. He bonded out later the same day.
Gradnigo was convicted of sexual battery in 2000 in Calcasieu Parish.
CPSO Detective Shannon Chesson is the lead investigator on this case.