Prescott AZ (August 1, 2012) – 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 offender 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 individual who appears on this notification, 43-year-old Jon Justin Sumner, has been convicted of a sex offense which allows for community notification. This sex offender has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 4684 East Pink Car Road, Prescott, Arizona 86303.
Sumner is not wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
Offender Sumner was convicted of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after he was found to be in possession of photographs considered to be child pornography. The victim was a female known to the offender. Sumner is considered a level 2 (intermediate) risk.
This notification is not intended to increase fear. The notification is given by the Sheriff’s Office with the 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 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.
The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit may be reached at 928-771-7441. The YCSO is available to help residents join or start a neighborhood watch program and provide 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 .