(DENVERPOST) — Tobias Gonzales reported he was homeless and living beside the stately brick homes in the 1300 block of Franklin Street, just north of Cheesman Park. Now, he says he’s homeless in another residential neighborhood miles away, at West 48th Avenue and Tejon Street.
George Welch lists an alley one block south of the governor’s mansion as his home address. Michael Hagin calls the busy corner of Broadway and Colfax — the intersection in front of The Denver Post building — his home. Anthony Sanchez describes himself as a transient living at 8 Fox St., but the man who answered the door said he’s never heard of him.
All are convicted sex offenders — four of 162 in Denver alone who now say they have no fixed address.
Now, under a new state law, police departments are not required to verify their locations. And while the law instructs law enforcement agencies statewide to report their numbers of homeless sex offenders every six months, state officials acknowledged last week that no such reports exist.