LEE COUNTY, Ala. – News Three followed up with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Friday after a mother said she never got notified about a sex offender moving into her neighborhood.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said they sent out 196 postcards on September 23. It was in reference to Robert Allen who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. The Sheriff’s Office said people may not have gotten the postcards due to name or address change or the postcards may have gotten lost in the mail.
The sheriff’s office encourages people to register their home address on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office website to get free emails sent to them anytime a convicted sex offender movers near them.
The State of Alabama’s Communication Notification Act requires law enforcement to notify neighbors when a convicted sex offender moves within a certain number of feet of their homes.