LOCKPORT - A Level 1 sex offender from Niagara Falls pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court today to a felony charge of failing to report a change of address to the state.
Christopher Montgomery, 29, of Willow Avenue, was one of eight people arrested March 6 during "Operation Guardian Angel," in which Niagara County law enforcement agencies tried to make sure the county's sex offenders were living where they said they were living.
Assistant District Attorney Cheryl L. Nichols said Montgomery had been listing a South Avenue address since 2008, but in March he couldn't be found there. Since the arrest, he has made himself compliant with the Sex Offender Registration Act, Nichols said.