Sex offender arrested for failing to register |

Sex offender arrested for failing to register

Staff Reports

A man who was living at a construction site in the 800 block of Arrowhead was arrested March 22 for failing to register as a sex offender.

Juan Delacruz, 50, was convicted in Texas in 1997 of indecency with a child. He is considered a tier 2 offender at moderate risk to re-offend.

State law mandates that sex offenders register with law enforcement within 48 hours of relocating.

According to an acquaintance, Delacruz had been living at the job site since January.

He was being held in Douglas County Jail on $1,000 cash bail and was expected to be returned to California where he was wanted in El Dorado County for failure to appear.

East Fork Judge Jim EnEarl set a Wednesday hearing for Delacruz.