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Police: Pa. Mom Allowed 3 Kids to Live with Sex Offender

Nicole Kovacic
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office
Nicole Kovacic
Nicole Kovacic
Allegheny County Sheriff's Office

(CBS/AP) Pittsburgh sheriff's deputies say a mother has allowed her three children to live in the same house as a sex offender.

As a result, 34-year-old Nicole Kovacic is now being charged with child endangerment.

According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kovacic, authorities say, knew 34-year-old Scott Kochis was a sex offender and permitted him to live with her kids.

Kochis, who was wanted for not registering as a sex offender, was found by police hiding behind a pile of laundry at Kovacic's Carnegie, Pa. home Wednesday night.

Kochis pleaded guilty in September to molesting a 9-year-old girl and was ordered to register as a sex offender. But authorities say he violated his probation by listing his home address as a residence his parents had moved from months before.