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Sex offender arrested for failure to register in AZ

David Steltenpohl, 44

David Steltenpohl, 44

PRESCOTT - A man who was convicted of attempted sexual assault in Maricopa County in 1986, then left the state and moved back, was arrested Wednesday for failure to register as a sex offender as he is required by law to do, a Sheriff's spokesman said.

Phoenix police arrested David Steltenpohl, 44, in August 1986 on sex assault and burglary charges. When he was convicted that December, part of his sentence required registration as a sex offender, Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said. Steltenpohl moved to California and then Iowa, where he did register, D'Evelyn said, but when he came back to Arizona earlier this year, he didn't register with any law enforcement agency.

A YCSO detective found that he was living in the Paulden area last month, D'Evelyn said, but could not locate him. On Oct. 6, deputies contacted him in the 700 block of Walnut Street during what D'Evelyn called "an unrelated investigation" and he was arrested Wednesday on one count of failing to register, a felony offense.

He was booked into the Camp Verde jail. His bond has not yet been set.

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