Sexually violent predator moving back into Boulder homeless shelter

Posted at 2:34 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 16:34:45-04

BOULDER, Colo. – One of Boulder County’s sexually violent predators is moving back into the Boulder Homeless Shelter amid a push by the city and its residents to reconsider its placements of sexually violent predators in the city and county.

Christopher Lawyer, 42, had been among four sexually violent predators staying at the shelter after he was denied placement in several Boulder County communities following his release from incarceration.

He moved to Longmont briefly this summer, but on Tuesday de-registered as a sexually violent predator there and once again registered with Boulder police, saying he was again going to be staying at Boulder’s shelter.

The shelter is located at 4869 North Broadway.

The city of Boulder asks anyone who wants more information about Lawyer’s registration and status to call police at 303-441-4332.

Boulder’s police chief and the director of parole for the state Department of Correction met recently to discuss the placement of sexually violent predators in the community, and according to the city, the two agreed that any paroled SVP should have ties to the community before they’re allowed to move in, and that they should live in a structured and monitored environment.