A convicted sex offender has moved to Lake Havasu City, according to Havasu Police.

The department issued a news release Thursday, as required by Arizona's sex offender community notification law, saying that William R. Deihl recently moved to the 3200 block of Saratoga Avenue. Deihl was convicted in 2001 of sexually assaulting a child in Delta, Colorado.

Police say Deihl completed his sentence for the sex offense and he has registered with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as a convicted sex offender. Deihl is not currently wanted by the Lake Havasu City Police Department or any other police agency at this time, police said. 

Deihl is a 38-year-old white male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. 

“Megan’s Law” is the name for a 1996 federal law, and informal name for subsequent state laws, requiring law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. The law was named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, who was raped and murdered by a sex offender who lived in her neighborhood. Megan’s parents demanded legislative action and believed every parent should have the right to know if a sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

A risk assessment determines what level sex offender an individual is based on a series of questions and point values. The purpose of the assessment is to try and gauge the offender’s likelihood of relapse into criminal behavior. There are three levels of sex offenders in Arizona ranging from a low of 1 to a high of 3. Level 1 offenders are not community notifiable by state statute and are considered to be a low risk to reoffend. Level 2 and level 3 sex offenders are community notifiable, with level 2 considered an intermediate risk and level 3 considered a high risk and most likely to reoffend.

This notification is not intended to cause fear; rather it is believed that an informed community is a safer community. Further information on crime prevention, personal safety or to help concerned citizens join or start a Neighborhood Watch Program is available by calling the Lake Havasu City Police Department at (928) 855-1171. If you have any information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Havasu Silent Witness at (928) 855-TIPS or the Police Department.

For more information on Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders living within Lake Havasu City limits, please visit: www.lhcazsexoffenders.com andwww.offenderwatch.com.

Public Information Officer: Detective Chris Angus (928) 855-1171


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George Jenson

No surprise... This City has always been a prowling ground for sex offenders.

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