YCSO issues alert for Level 2 Cottonwood sex offender
Carman Alfred Amato, 62, convicted of a sex offense that allows for community notification, has advised the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) that he will be living on East Cherry Street in Cottonwood, according to a news release.
He is not wanted by the YCSO at this time.
The YCSO is releasing this information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification of Sex Offenders law. 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 1, low risk; Level 2, intermediate risk; and Level 3, high risk.
On May 21, 2021, in Yavapai County, Amato was convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping. He was sentenced to five and a half years in the Arizona Department of Corrections, and lifetime probation upon release. The victim was a 61-year old female known to the offender. He 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 by sex offenders will not be tolerated, the YCSO stated in the news release.
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.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: ycsoaz.gov.
Information provided by Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
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