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That's exactly what happened to a Missouri woman who has been fighting for months to get the mistake corrected. Rhonda McGinnis is the owner and has lived and worked there for 35 years, so you can imagine McGinnis' surprise when she discovered her home address is on Missouri's sex offender registry.
Her address is listed as a the address of Michael McNish, a man convicted of among other things, statutory rape for having sex with a 9-year-old. So how did someone like McNish, who has spent most of his life in and out of jail, have McGinnis' address?
That was ten years ago, but McNish keeps using his mom's former address for his driver's license, his attorney, his probation officer and the sex offender registry. Every time McGinnis checks her mail, a lot of it is for McNish. I've sent a bunch of it back," she pointed out.
She's told the post office that McNish doesn't live there, but the mail keeps coming from the state and the county, even the highway patrol, all looking for him. I want to know where he's at and what he's doing. They evidently have no clue or no idea," McGinnis said. McGinnis called the Clay County Sheriff's Office who runs the sex offender registry, telling them McNish is lying about his address and she wants it removed. Officers even made a visit to her home. It didn't make no difference. We called the sheriff's department again, where someone said the office was aware of the problem, but had to wait until the prosecutor filed charges against McNish for not registering as a sexual offender before it could remove the address from the registry.
That took six months, but now the address has been removed from the registry.. McNish is listed as an absconder from justice, address unknown, and there are two warrants for his arrest.
McGinnis hopes to never see him again. She'll be happy to forward the mail she has to his next home, which may end up being a county jail. FOX 4 Problem Solvers also contacted the post office, which agreed to stop delivering McNish's mail to an address where he has never lived.