Level 3 Sex Offender Moving To Faulkner County
The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Section 13 of Act 989 of 1997, the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act and the community notification guidelines promulgated by the Commission on Abuse, which authorizes Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release. Such information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of an offense that requires registration with the Arkansas Crime Information Center. Further, his/her previous criminal history places him/her in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.
This Offender has advised the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department that he/she will be living in the location listed in this report. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE. THE NOTIFICTION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.
The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department has no legal authority to direct where a Sex Offender lives. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this Offender is free to live where he/she chooses.
Sex Offenders have always lived in our communities, but it wasn’t until this passage of the Sex and Child Offender Registration Act that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you. CITIZEN ABUSE OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE OR HARASS REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Further, abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the Offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.
For additional information go to our website www.fcso.ar.gov then click on the link for sex offender registry or the Arkansas Crime Information Center’s website at www.acic.org then click on the link for sex offender registry.
SEX OFFENDER’S INFORMATION
NAME: Robert Dodson Russell, Jr.
RISK: Level 3
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Green
DATE OF BIRTH: 8/4/1973
ADDRESS: 45 Ridge Ln. Cabin A. Mayflower, AR 72106
DESCRIPTION OF CRIME: This offender was convicted of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor (5 counts) on 7-17-03. The offender solicited sex from 5 minors (males and females 10-13-years-old) while posing as a teen hotline staff member. He admitted to SOCNA doing this with as many as 100 minors. He would search the phone book for listings that advertised "children's number." He also befriended 2 boys, 11-13, from a YMCA and who would spend the night at the offender's house. He showed them pornography and solicited them for sexual acts.
If you know of a sex offender not in compliant please call Inv. Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may submit an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov