Sex offender guilty of not reporting change of address

A Stephenson man registered as a sex offender has pleaded guilty to failing to notify law enforcement of a change of address.

Joshua Burde, 29, was scheduled to have his preliminary exam today. Instead, he pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 30 days in jail or 60 days on an electronic tether.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post helped Michigan Department of Human Services staff members on a child welfare check in February when they discovered that Burde had moved without notifying them.