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Convicted Sex Offender Moves to Cordes Lakes

Sex offender Joshua Eugene Rush convicted of attempted child molestation and sexual abuse moves to Cordes Lakes AZ

Sex offender Joshua Eugene Rush convicted of attempted child molestation and sexual abuse moves to Cordes Lakes AZ

Sedona AZ (October 15, 2013)The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is required to release the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The sex offender in this publication, Joshua Eugene Rush, has indicated that he will be living in the unincorporated area of Yavapai County.

It is the responsibility of the Chief Law Enforcement Office having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from 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 Level Two sex offender who appears on this notification, 25-year-old Joshua Eugene Rush, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. Sex offender Rush advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 16749 South Cordes Circle West, Cordes Lakes, Arizona 86333.

Rush is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.

Sex offender Rush was convicted in 2008 for Attempted Child Molestation and Sexual Abuse. He is currently on probation and is considered an 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.

Yavapai County Map Area CommandsThe YCSO would like to remind the public of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.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. For more details about this important public service tool, view the online presentation available by clicking the Sex Offender Registry link at the top of the YCSO home page, www.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 and 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. 

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at (928) 771-3260.

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