Monday, October 20th, 2014

Sex Offender Update

The Yuma Police Department is advising the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 44 year old Michael Degroot of Yuma is now residing at 800 South First Avenue in Yuma. Degroot is described as standing 5’11 and weighing 150 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. In January 2006, Degroot entered into a plea agreement with the Yuma County Superior Court for Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He was originally charged with 15 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after a police investigation revealed he was found in possession of thousands of images of Child Pornography. Degroot was sentenced to 10 years in prison and lifetime intensive probation. Degroot is considered a level three sex offender with a high risk to re-offend.

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