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The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a newly assessed Level 3 Registered Sex Offender (High Risk to re-offend) is residing in Baxter County. 


NAME:                       CHARLES R. LOVE, Jr.


DATE OF BIRTH:   05/05/1946 


HOME ADDRESS:  41 Doris Lane

                                   Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 


     The offender was convicted in California of Rape of a spouse by force and Oral Copulation on April 29, 1988.  This offense involved a violent sexual assault in the victim’s home.  The offender also has a significant history of prior charges in California for violent offenses. 


     The offender has been residing in Baxter County for an undetermined period of time.   He came to attention of the Sheriff’s Office in December, 2010 after a citizen complaint was received involving the offender’s behavior with a young female.  During the investigation of this complaint, the Sheriff’s Office identified Charles Love as a sex offender who had not registered in Baxter County.  He was arrested at that time for Failure to Register, a felony, and was convicted of that offense in March, 2011. 


     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