A convicted sex offender is in the St. Lawrence County Jail for allegedly failing to tell the state about his change of address.

Sheriff's deputies arrested 26 year old Edward Monroe.

Officials said he moved from his registered address of 178 Bromigan Road in the town of Oswegatchie to 24 South Street in Gouverneur in late May.

Under the law, he has ten days to notify the state sex offender registry of the address change.

According to the registry, Monroe was convicted in Wisconsin in 2005 for having sex with a 14 year old girl.