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Burlington authorities notify public of high-risk sex offender release

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 12:01 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 6:40 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont sex offender has been released from custody and will be listed as homeless, according to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations.

Authorities say Michael Tobin, 53, served his maximum sentence from a 2006 conviction of possessing thousands of images of child pornography and therefore will not be under the supervision of Burlington Probation and Parole. They say he is considered a high risk to re-offend and has previously been convicted of attempted sexual assault of minor and prohibited acts with young children.

Officials say he will be registered as homeless with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. Although he doesn’t have an address, Burlington Police say he will be required to communicate his location periodically.

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