A mug shot of Daniel Rodriguez.

A mug shot of Daniel Rodriguez. Credit: SCPD

A convicted Bay Shore rapist was charged Thursday with sexually abusing a teenager and breaking the law that requires him to list all required information on the state sex offender registry, Suffolk police said.

Daniel Rodriguez, 45, of 1126 Udall Rd., Bay Shore, was arrested Thursday afternoon outside his home, police said. He sexually abused a 16-year-old girl he knew late last year, police said, adding that the incident was reported just this week.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated sexual abuse, promoting a sexual performance of a child and use of a child in a sexual performance.

In 1992, Rodriguez was convicted of raping a 20-year-old woman in Suffolk and sentenced to 3 to 9 years in state prison, according to Parents for Megan's Law, a nonprofit that provides information on sex offenders.

Police said he was classified as a level one offender, defined as someone with a low risk of recidivism. Under that category, offenders have to comply with registry requirements for 20 years, or until 2016 in Rodriguez' case, police said.

But Rodriguez was also charged Thursday with failing to register as a sex offender, because he did not list his email address on the state sex registry, police said.

"Sex offenders not only have to register their address, which he was accurate in registering; they have to register their Internet identifiers," said Det. Sgt. Michael Pirone of the Suffolk Police special victims section, which handled the case. "So if they have email addresses . . . if they use Facebook or something like that, they have to disclose all that to the division of criminal justice.

"Let's just say, hypothetically, a sex offender has an email address that he didn't report, he has 10 days to give that to the division of criminal justice in New York State or that's failure to register."

Rodriguez is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Detectives ask anyone with information about Rodriguez to call special victims section at 631-852-6184 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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