An Athens man convicted of a sex offense has been arrested for leaving his residence without first notifying law-enforcement officials, records show.
It is the second such arrest in two days for Athens Police Department.
On Thursday, Officer Greg Parnell, who is in charge of tracking the convicted sex offenders who live within the city limits, arrested Steve Glenn Hampton, 32, of 304 Eighth Ave., for violating the state Community Notification Act. The law requires convicted sex offenders to register, report their whereabouts periodically and notify officials of their intention to change jobs or addresses.
Parnell obtained a felony warrant for Hampton for terminating his residence without notifying law enforcement after it was determined that for two weeks Hampton had not been living at the residence he declared to law enforcement, Lt. Trevor Harris reported Friday.
Registered sex offenders are prohibited from leaving their homes of record for more than three days without first notifying law enforcement, Harris said.
Hampton was booked at Athens Police Department and transferred to the Limestone County Jail. Bail is set at $5,000.
Hampton was convicted Dec. 2, 2011, on a charge of second-degree rape involving a female in Limestone County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety sex offender web site at http://www.dpsalabama.gov. The victim’s age is not listed. Hampton first registered as a convicted sex offender Jan. 31.