Man accused of beating 12-year-old faces new charge

Scott Miles

A registered sex offender is facing more charges in the wake of the brutal beating of a 12-year-old boy.

O nondaga County Sheriff's deputies say Scott Miles, 35, of North Syracuse, is now charged with failing to notify the state of changes to his internet accounts. Miles is a level three sex offender.

I nvestigators found out he had a new Facebook account last month. The boy he is accused of beating spotted his profile picture online.

P olice say Miles attacked the boy while he was sleeping in his Mattydale home, last fall. The boy was critically injured, but is recovering.

M iles is facing several charges in that case, including assault.