May 4, 2011 12:38 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Sex offender uses dumpster as legal address

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Albuquerque authorities arrested a homeless man for failing to notify them that he moved out of the trash dumpster he listed as his address.

KOB-TV reports Charles Mader is a convicted sex offender and is required to give the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department a physical address.

Detectives say Mader violated his sex offender registration requirement after moving out of the trash bin and failing to report the move within 10 days.

On Monday, deputies found Mader at a homeless shelter and arrested him. Mader told KOB he wasn't familiar with some of the registration rules. Bernalillo County authorities say they've told Mader what the rules repeatedly.

Sheriff's officials say Mader could face up to three years in jail for failing to register for a third time.


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