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Tips sought on off-the-grid child molester

A convicted child molester already on probation for failing to register as a sex offender is wanted by police for failing to register again. 

Joshua J. Wilson, 18, was convicted of second-degree child molestation in 2006.

He pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender in June and was credited for eight days in jail and given three years probation. But authorities allege he hasn’t checked in with them as required, so Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to his capture.

Wilson, 5-foot-7 and 219 pounds, last gave his address as 3754 W. Indian Trail Road, according to Crime Stoppers.

Wilson is a level 1 sex offender, the classification considered least likely to reoffend. Anyone with information his whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online.

Tipsters don’t have to leave their name to collect a reward but should leave a code name or number.

UPDATE: Cheney police arrested Wilson on Thursday after a brief foot chase.


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