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Convicted sex offender moving into Yavapai County

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A convicted sex offender has notified the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office that he will be living in the county.

55-year-old Roland Gonzales Cruz has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. He will be living at 12781 E Central Avenue, Apt. 3, in Mayer. This individual is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office at this time.

Cruz was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in Houston, Texas, in 1997. The victim was a 13-year old girl known to him. Cruz was sentenced to 11 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and is not on parole or probation in Yavapai County. Cruz is considered a Level 2 (intermediate) risk.        
 
This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is the Sheriff's Office belief that an informed community is a safer community. CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

The YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at ycsoaz.gov. This registry will allow anyone to enter a local address which will result in a list of sex offenders registered in Yavapai County living within a one mile radius of the entered address. The registry will also provide information about particular sex offenders registered in Yavapai County. Additionally, a free email notification program is available which will alert you to any sex offender registered in Yavapai County who resides within one mile of the address entered on your subscription. 

For more details about this important public service tool, please view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, ycsoaz.gov.

The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at (928) 771-7441 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety. If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.

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