Sex offender lives at home of state Rep. Randy Baumgardner
June 19, 2012
Denver — A state lawmaker who voted against a comprehensive rewrite of the state's sex-offender registration laws has a convicted sex offender living at his house.
Court records show that Michael K. Frierson lives at Republican Rep. Randy Baumgardner's address in Hot Sulphur Springs.
Court records show that the conviction stems from incidents in July 2004 involving Frierson, who was 24 at the time, and a victim, who was younger than 14. Frierson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual assault and was sentenced to five years' probation.
A Grand County deputy arrested Frierson in April at Baumgardner's house on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender because he moved last year without notifying the sheriff as required, and he failed to re-register in December on his birthday as required, according to the warrant.
Baumgardner's wife paid the $2,000 bond for Frierson, 32, who is scheduled to appear in District Court in Hot Sulphur Springs on Tuesday.
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