Sex Offender Arrested For Trying To Get A Job At Prescott Schools

A registered sex offender, Harold M. Wilson, was arrested last week after trying to get a job at Prescott area schools.

In October of 1988, Wilson, now 75-years-old, was arrested and in March of 1989 was charged and convicted of Lewd and Lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 in California.

During his conviction, Wilson was sentenced to register as a Sex Offender with no time limitation. Subsequently, in or around the year of 2000, Wilson relocated from California to 13325 E. Summit Ave, Mayer, Arizona, where he has lived until his arrest on July 24, 2018. Wilson failed to register this address as required.

The Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Administrator had notified Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Sex Offender Compliance clerk after receiving information Wilson
was applying for a clearance card involving a public or charter school vendor license.

Detectives discovered that Wilson was attempting to apply for employment at Prescott area schools where he would have unrestricted access to children under the age of 18. He admitted already volunteering at some of the schools.

During the investigation, it was confirmed Wilson failed to register his current home address with the Sheriff’s Office on Summit Avenue in Mayer. As a result, he was arrested on July 24, 2018, and booked into Yavapai County Camp Verde Jail for violation of Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-3822(A), a class 4 Felony involving Sex Offender Registration requirements.

He remains in-custody on a $15,000 bond.