MI: State lost track of 1,300 sex offenders.
January 13, 2003
Convicts have moved, and not reported where
By Charlie Cain and John Bebow
Michigan police don't know the whereabouts of more than 1,300 sex offenders, because they moved and failed to report their new addresses.
The AWOL criminals - ranging from rapists and pornographers to child kidnappers - no longer live at the addresses they listed on the state's 31,045-name Sex Offender Registry. Their failure to file a change of address within 10 days is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
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Source: © 2003 Lansing State Journal