NEW SEX OFFENDER LIVING IN GAMALIEL AREA
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) sex offender has registered and is now residing in the Gamaliel area.
NAME: KEITH LEDBETTER
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/20/1967
ADDRESS: 35 Black Forest Lane Gamaliel, Arkansas 72537
The offender was convicted of distributing, possessing, and/or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child on 10/24/2016. The offender created pornography of a 12 year old female relative. He also possessed approximately 302 images of child pornography.
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