Sex offender moves too close to day care

Published 10:29 pm Friday, April 11, 2014



The Troy Police Department arrested a man for being an adult sex offender in a prohibited residence location.
When Michael A. Parham, 25, reported to the Troy Police Department to register, he was told he could not live with a family member as he’d planned. According to information released by Chief Jimmy Ennis, the Hillside Mobile Home Park residence was within 2,000 feet of a childcare provider.
“Parham stated that he was possibly moving out of the county at that time,” said Lt. Bryan Weed of Troy PD. “Detectives conducted a check on Parham to ensure that he had not moved into the mobile home park and found him there.”
In August 2013, Parham was charged with failing to register as a sex offender. He was released last February.
At around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, detectives arrested Parham at his family member’s Hillside residence. He was processed at the Troy City Jail and transported to the Pike County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
The Troy PD charged another man with a similar crime last week. Roger Thomas Morris, 40, was charged with failure of an adult sex offender to register and/or comply with restrictions Aug. 2.
Weed said the arrests were not the result of a crackdown on sex offenders.
Troy PD keeps up with the register and regularly checks that sex offenders are in compliance with the guidelines of their release. These arrests were coincidental.
“I think it’s just one of those things,” he said. “These two … just happened to be caught at around the same time.”

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