A homeless sex offender categorized as a low risk for recidivism has been released from federal custody and will be living in the Burlington area, Burlington police said yesterday.
A BPD statement said that on November 9, Michael Beaudoin, 38, was released from federal custody and is being supervised by Burlington Probation & Parole.
Beaudoin was convicted in 2011 of sexual assault of a minor under the age of 16 and then he was convicted in 2014 for possession of child pornography. At this time, Mr. Beaudoin will be registered as homeless with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry (SOR). This “homeless” status requires that offenders call in daily to the Vermont SOR to update them on their current location.
Officials with the Vermont Department of Corrections indicate, compared to other incarcerated offenders, Mr. Beaudoin’s risk of sexual recidivism is in the low risk category. Based on his history, if he were to sexually re-offend, his victim(s) would likely be minor females that are known to him.
Beaudoin is 5’ 8” and weighs 235 lbs., BPD said.