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Official: Convicted sex offender cut off GPS tracker, considered dangerous

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(WBNG) -- The New York State Department of Corrections is warning the public about a dangerous criminal.

According to authorities, Ronald Cook removed his assigned GPS ankle bracelet on Wednesday and did not report to his assigned parole officer.

The Dept. of Corrections says Cook, 66, of Utica, was last seen in Rome, New York wearing a bright yellow windbreaker around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials say he is in violation of his Strict and Intensive Supervision under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

According to New York State's Sex Offender Registry, Cook was convicted of first-degree rape in 1991 and is a Level 3 sex offender. The Division of Criminal Justice Services website says Cook was convicted of raping a 24-year-old woman in Binghamton on Oct. 24, 1990. 

State authorities say he should be considered dangerous. If seen, officials ask that you contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

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