PCSO issues sex offender notice for San Tan Valley on Feb. 22, 2013

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The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the above information pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offender Law. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community. Offenders are categorized into three levels: Level One (low risk to the community), Level Two (intermediate risk to the community), and Level Three (high risk to the community).

The individuals who appear on this notification have been convicted of a sex offense, which allows for community notification. They are not wanted by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at this time.

Erwin Hickman – San Tan Valley

This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but because of Megan’s Law, law enforcement is now able to share this information with you.

Police caution that any use of this information to threaten, intimidate, harass or create an act against another person will result in prosecution.

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