REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER RECEIVES RISK ASSESSMENT AS LEVEL 4 (SEXUALLY DANGEROUS PERSON)
The Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that a previously unassessed registered sex offender who registered with the Sheriff's Office earlier this year has now received a Risk Level 4 assessment (Sexually Dangerous Person) from the Sex Offender Community Notification Assessment Bureau (SOCNA). Risk Level 4 is the highest and most serious risk level. A Sexually Dangerous Person is defined as a person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses.
NAME: PHILIP NAVEL
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1949
HOME ADDRESS: 66 Critter Lane
Mountain Home, AR 72653
The offender plead guilty to the charge of Aggravated Sexual Battery on June 14, 2004 in Gibson County, Tennessee. He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 10 year old female student while employed as her teacher. The offender disclosed having engaged in sexual contact with approximately 10 to 15 minor female students who were under 13 years of age.
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