Sex offender escorted to jail after refusing to leave home

Sex offender escorted to jail after refusing to leave home
Alfredo Torres (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

CARAWAY, AR (KAIT) - A convicted sex offender who refused to move out of a Caraway residence received a deputy escort to a new place: jail.

Last Friday, Craighead County sheriff's deputies were called to a home on County Road 884 regarding a man who refused to leave the property and was making threats.

When Deputies Daniel Wiley and Dustin Norwood arrived, they learned 42-year-old Alfredo Torres had been staying at the address for a few days before the owner learned he was a sex offender out of Texas. That's when the owner asked him to leave, court documents said.

But Torres refused.

Torres, who was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl in 2001, told Norwood he had been in Arkansas for two weeks.

"Torres had not registered as a sex offender in Arkansas, in violation of 12-12-904," the affidavit stated.

On Tuesday, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Torres with failure to register/failure to comply with reporting requirements, a Class C felony. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 3-10 years in prison and fined up to $10,000.

Torres is being held on a $15,000 cash/surety bond awaiting an April 27 appearance in circuit court.

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