Convicted rapist listed on offender registry as 'homeless'

Convicted rapist listed on offender registry as 'homeless'

BOSTON — A convicted child rapist released from prison in Massachusetts has been listed as homeless in his sex offender registration.

Wayne Chapman was released last week after being found not guilty of lewdness charges brought while in prison.

The 71-year-old man was convicted in 1977 for sexually assaulting young boys. Chapman said he raped up to 100 children.

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An attorney for some of the victims says registering as homeless creates loopholes for sex offenders and that her clients remain concerned.

Chapman's attorney says he doesn't have a permanent address yet and that the ailing man is being cared for at an undisclosed location.

The state's highest court ruled Chapman could no longer remain civilly committed based on the state's sexually dangerous person law after two mental health professionals ruled he is not sexually dangerous.