Sex offender lives at Colorado lawmaker's home

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DENVER (AP) — Court records show a state lawmaker who voted against a comprehensive rewrite of Colorado's sex-offender registration laws has a convicted sex offender living at his house.

The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/MX1XE7 ) reports 32-year-old Michael Frierson lives at Republican Rep. Randy Baumgardner's address in Hot Sulphur Springs. Frierson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual assault and received five years' probation for incidents in 2004 involving a victim younger than 14.

He was arrested in April at Baumgardner's house for failing to register as a sex offender.

Baumgardner says Frierson approached him a year and a half ago, and he wanted to provide a second chance by giving him work.

The lawmaker voted against a bill in 2011 that rewrote sex-offender registration requirements that some deemed impossible to follow. He initially voted for the bill but said he couldn't support the Senate's changes.

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