Contact: Captain Eben Bratcher, Lt. Darren Simmons, Deputy Roxanne Meyer or Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427

11:00 AM,May 14, 2013

Level 3 Sex Offender Community Notification
Convicted Sex Offender Has New Address in Yuma County


Location of Incident: 2678 W. Clifford Lane, Yuma, AZ 85364

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that Joseph Stephen Hurtado, 55, is now residing at 2678 W. Clifford Lane, Yuma, Arizona. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 206 pounds, with black hair and black eyes. Hurtado is a Level 3 sex offender.

On 10/04/1988, Hurtado was convicted by the Maricopa County Superior Court of sexual conduct with a minor. He was sentenced to one year in jail with six months suspended, providing that he completed a sex offender treatment program at the Center for Behavioral Interventions in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Hurtado had to complete 24 months of supervised community service.

In 2000, Hurtado was charged with failure to register and he was sentenced to one year in jail. In 2004, he was again charged with failure to register and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 36 months probation.

Offenders are categorized in three levels. Level 1 is a low risk to reoffend, Level 2 an intermediate risk and Level 3 a high risk.

Joseph S. Hurtado
Joseph Stephen Hurtado

Information Released By:  S. Garcia