The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a previously registered by unassessed sex offender has now been given a community risk assessment level by the Sex Offender Screen and Risk Management Office. The offender has now been assessed as Level 2 (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified.
NAME: STEVEN ALDRIDGE
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/16/1976
HOME ADDRESS: 265 Maple Leaf Trail
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
The offender was convicted on 11/13/2013 in Marion County of Computer Child Pornography. This offense involved the then 37 year old offender engaging in sexually explicit chat with a then 14 year old female stranger via the internet. He was placed on supervised probation. Community notification is justified due to the young age of the victim at the time the offense was committed.
This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.
/s/ John F. Montgomery
Baxter County Sheriff