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Tom Callan, KSL NewsradioA convicted sex offender just gets up and walks out the door at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center.
Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Blevins was convicted of the forcible sexual abuse of a 12-year-old when he was 17. How did he get out? The correctional center runs on the honor code for sex offenders. Blevins showed up at work in Ogden but didn't return to the center at night.
"What he did was check out for the work, just took off and didn't come back," explains Roy Binton, the caseworker in charge of monitoring Blevins. "He wasn't a high risk; we wouldn't consider him dangerous."
Binton figures Blevins got scared and ran away when his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend got out of prison.