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A convicted sex offender who failed to notify authorities that he had moved was arrested Monday, authorities said.

Jamell Brooks, 25, was charged after police determined he moved from his Sumner Place home to a hotel on West Huron Street without notifying officers, according Lt. David Mann Jr., head of the Sex Offense Squad.

Under New York State's version of "Megan's Law," persons convicted of certain sex crimes must register their address with the police agency responsible for the municipality in which they live.

Central District Officers Paul Roberts and Patrick Roberts arrested Brooks, who was convicted in May 1996 of first-degree sexual abuse.

"Detective James Maroney is primarily responsible for monitoring sex offenders and has made a number of arrests under the Sex Offender Registration Act," Mann said. "The Buffalo police are second only to New York City in charging sex offenders for violations."

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