Sex offenders get booted

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom.

We've learned that convicted sex offenders have been using the Uptown Men's Shelter as their registered address. But Mecklenburg Sheriff Chipp Bailey is putting an end to it. Bailey says some of the county's 900 registered sex offenders have tried to stay legal by using the address of local shelters. He says those men will be turned away from the shelter.

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