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Vt. sex offender stays jailed for lack of housing

December 27, 2011
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BRATTLEBORO, Vt.—A Vermont sex offender considered to be at high risk to commit another crime who was placed on probation after reaching a plea deal must stay in jail because he doesn't have an acceptable place to live.

Thirty-three-year-old Scott French was placed on probation Dec. 20 after he agreed to the plea deal for violating his conditions of release by carrying brass knuckles with the intent to use them.

French served 14 years in prison after he was convicted of a variety of offenses including sexual assault of a minor.

He was arrested on Dec. 13 for failing to register as a sex offender.

The Brattleboro Reformer ( http://bit.ly/st7B5R) says French has until Jan. 27 to find a place to live. If he doesn't, he will be back in court.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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