An Alabama man has been charged for not registering his address in violation of Megan’s law, when in fact he was still in jail at the time. Should he have registered the jail as his address? Was this in some way a public safety issue?
We must ask though, sine the man was not yet released from jail, was he really in violation of Megan’s law. We will be watching this case closely.
By Jean Cole
A convicted sex offender has been charged with violating Megan’s Law for being unable to give authorities an acceptable address before being released from jail, an official said.
Tommy Dewayne Battles, 46, who was already in Limestone County Jail, was charged Monday with violating the Community Notification Act, aka Megan’s Law, which requires convicted sex offenders to provide a workable address before moving, changing workplaces or, in this case, being released from jail.
Battles was convicted in February 2002 on a charge of attempted first-degree sexual abuse involving an adult woman in Madison County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety Web site.