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Bucks' Patterson turns himself into Ohio authorities

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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Milwaukee Bucks forward Ruben Patterson, 31, has turned himself into authorities in Ohio where he was wanted for not registering as a sex offender.

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He's charged with a misdemeanor that could land him in jail for six months. His first court appearance has not been set.

Patterson played his college basketball at Cincinnati, and he moved into a new house in that area last year.

Authorities were alerted to his non-registration status after a police complaint about a party at his house on May 5 and he has since registered.

Patterson was convicted in the state of Washington of a third-degree attempted rape charge in 2001. He was accused of forcing his children's nanny to perform a sex act.

Patterson stayed clean this past season in Milwaukee and he performed well, averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.

He ranked eighth in the NBA with a field-goal percentage of 54.8. Patterson will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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