Cottonwood Police issue alert for level 3 sex offender

The Cottonwood Police Department issued the following sex-offender notification Jan. 26, 2023.

Carlos Federico Camou, 79, is a level 3 (high risk) sex offender who will be living within the city limits of Cottonwood on South 13th Street. He is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.


Carlos Federico Camou

Camou, while residing in California from 1974 through 1997, was convicted of nine charges of indecent exposure stemming from seven separate cases. He was sentenced to the California Department of Corrections and has since been released.

Flyers are being distributed to the immediate neighborhood and schools in the area of his intended residence. It is the responsibility of the chief law enforcement officer having jurisdiction where the offender resides to make notification to the community. Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from Arizona State Prison, accepted under an interstate compact or released from the county jail back into the community.

The notification describes Camou as 5-foot-11, 151 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes.

“This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community,” it states. “CITIZEN ABUSES OF THIS INFORMATION TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, OR HARASS SEX OFFENDERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. The Cottonwood Police Department may be reached at 928-634-4246 and is available to help you join or start a neighborhood watch program as well as provide you with useful information on personal safety.”

If you have information regarding current criminal activity on this or any other offender, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or 911.

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