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Authorities find sex offender who failed to register


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 11:16am

Allen Lee Burton

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office credited "the power of social media" when, less than 24 hours after asking for the public's help, they located a convicted sex offender who was wanted for failing to register.

Officials said May 21 that they were looking for Allen Lee Burton, age 34. He had a felony arrest warrant for sex offender registration violation.

Burton was believed to be living in homeless camps or shelters.

EPCSO asked the community not to approach the suspect or make contact but to relay information to law enforcement.

The very next day, EPCSO posted to their Facebook page t...

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