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William Claude Shelton

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 4 Registered Sex Offender (Sexually Violent Predator) has registered with the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in Baxter County following his release yesterday from the Arkansas Department of Corrections. 

NAME:                       WILLIAM CLAUDE SHELTON 

DATE OF BIRTH:   06/03/1955 

HOME ADDRESS:  188 Country Life Place
                                    Midway, Arkansas 72651 

     This offender was convicted of Sexual Abuse – First Degree (2 counts) and Sodomy – First Degree (2 counts) on 04/20/1989.  These offenses involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with two minor males.  On 03/25/2010, the offender was convicted of Pandering or Possession of Visual or Print Medium Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct involving a Child and sentenced to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.  This offender should not be in any relationship, occupation, or volunteer enterprise giving him unsupervised access to minors.  The offender is known to cultivate adult friendships to gain access to their children.  Victim Preferences:  Victims were pubescent males.  The offender admits a deviant sexual attraction to minor males between the ages of 10 to 14. 

     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