By REBECCA LOPEZ
PLANO - [name withheld] is on a mission to keep a roof over his family's head.
“I'm trying to give my family a place to live, and we don't want to be homeless, and that could be a result of this," he said.
Cross Creek Apartments told [name withheld], his wife, and four children they have to be out of their apartment by October 1. They got an eviction notice saying he failed to tell the complex he's a registered sex offender.
[name withheld] said he told them his story before he moved in.
On Saturday morning, he demanded to see his leasing paperwork to prove his point.
The complex manager refused to let [name withheld] into the office.
“I’m sorry, [name withheld]," she said. "You guys are not allowed on my property, and you need to contact the attorney."
The complex manager told News 8 to leave and refused to answer questions.
“I had no idea that every time we turned around as a family — trying to be a good father and be a husband — that this would continue to be an issue well into adulthood," [name withheld] said.
[name withheld] is required to register as a sex offender until he's 31 years old. He's now 26.
When he was 12 years old, [name withheld] inappropriately touched his sister. "A childhood indiscretion," he said. "I was not mature enough to make a decision that I did."
After his mother asked their church for help, a counselor there turned [name withheld] in to police. He spent three years in juvenile detention.
He says he was just a kid, but now is labeled a "sex offender" and can't catch a break.
“It surprises me every day the leaps and bounds that I have to go through to stay in compliance and to give my family a home and to make an income," [name withheld] said.
He said he’s back in college working on a degree, and hasn't been in trouble again. He plans to fight the eviction notice in court, and hopes a judge rules that he and his family remain.