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Michael Anthony Boutwell

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a previously registered but unassessed Sex Offender has now been given an assessment classification level by the State of Arkansas.  Michael Anthony Boutwell has now been assessed as a Level 2 (Moderate Risk to Re-offend) offender.  Community notification is justified because of the young age of the victim at the time the crime occurred. 

NAME:                       MICHAEL ANTHONY BOUTWELL

DATE OF BIRTH:   01/06/1959

HOME ADDRESS:  7630 Highway 5 North
                                    Mountain Home, AR 72653

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault – Child Under 13 – First Degree on December 7, 1998.  This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 12 year old female who was babysitting children at his home. 

     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