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Sex offender allegedly had three unregistered addresses

SCRANTON – Pennsylvania State Police have charged a city man for his failure to register his address as a sexually violent predator.

Francis L. Rixford, 20, of Scranton, faces three counts for failure to comply with the registration of sexual offenders requirements for failing to notify state police of three different homes and apartments he lived in since January.

Rixford allegedly lived at an apartment at 1116 S. Valley Street in Throop but was evicted for not paying rent. Prior to that, he stayed with his father at 1118 S. Valley St., Throop, before being thrown out, according to an affidavit.

Landlord John Cook notified police that Rixford was staying at his 17-year-old girlfriend’s home at 343 E. Locust St., Scranton.

Megan’s Law offenders are required to update a change of address or employment status within 48 hours, according to the criminal complaint.

Rixford was arraigned on April 13 and held for a lack of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for April 20.

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