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5/9/2013 2:16:00 PM
Sex offender arrested for failing to register
John Cousin
John Cousin

CORNVILLE -- May 1, 66-year-old John Cousin, a man who is required to register a sex offender, violated his registration requirement and was arrested in the 1100 block of South Page Springs Road, Cornville.

In 1981, Cousin was convicted of child molestation in Yavapai County Superior Court. But, recently the Sheriff's Office sex offender detective noticed that Cousin failed to properly complete his sex offender registration form. One example was the space where he was supposed to acknowledge his responsibilities by writing his initials. Instead, Cousin wrote "N/A" under his initials as if those conditions did not apply. The detective contacted the County Attorney was told that Cousin was giving false information by using this term. Cousin also signed each registration form affirming that providing false information could result in felony charges from such an entry on a public record.

In October 2012, Cousin met with the detective and was asked to complete a registration form correctly. Cousin argued that he was not a sex offender and did not need to meet the registration requirements. He eventually filled out the form correctly by not using the term "N/A." At that time, he indicated his home was in the 100 block of El Rancho Bonito Road, Cornville, an address that was verified in November 2012.

But, on May 1, the detective got a tip that Cousin was not living where he had last registered. The tipster said he was now living in a travel trailer in the 1100 block of Page Springs Road, behind the food bank. He had listed this location as a mailing address only. Detectives went to the Page Springs Road location, found Cousin, and arrested him at 2:30 p.m. for failing to comply with sex offender registration. Cousin had been living at this address for at least two months. Sex offenders must update any address change within 72 hours.

Cousin has since been released on a $3,000 bond.

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