A high-risk sex offender is moving into an unincorporated area of Yavapai County, sheriff’s officials announced Thursday.
Scott Lee Goss, 45, a level three sex offender, notified the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office that he will be living at 21070 N. Old Highway 89, in Paulden, according to a sheriff’s department news release. Level three is the highest level.
Goss is considered to be a high risk to the community, according to the news release, but he is not currently wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
On Jan. 7, 1999, Goss was found guilty of one count of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, four counts of a lewd act with a minor under age 16, and one count of forcible oral sodomy. The five juvenile victims were known to Goss.
Goss was sentenced to 45 years for first-degree rape, 45 years for two counts of second degree-rape, 20 years for each count of a lewd act and 20 years for sodomy, but there was not a mandatory minimum sentence structure in place when he was sentenced in 1999, Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials said.
Goss was released from the Oklahoma DOC on Aug. 1 and has a lifetime sex offender registration requirement, according to the news release.
The public can find sex offenders registered in Yavapai County and living within a mile radius of any address at the Sex Offender Registration and Notification program available at www.ycsoaz.gov.
The YCSO Crime Prevention Unit can be reached at (928) 771-7441. Anyone with information about current criminal activity concerning Goss or any
other offender can call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.