Man arrested for violating sex offender registry rules
MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Office has arrested a registered sex offender after an investigation.
Monday, deputies arrested Steven Thompson, a 54-year-old Eldon man, at the Eldon Aquatics Center for failure to properly report a change of address and for living within 1,000 feet of a school. This is in violation of the federal and state sex offender registry.
Additional charges were tacked on because Thomas was in a protected location, the aquatics center.
He was first convicted in 1994 for sexual abuse of a 13-year-old female, according to a news release from Miller County Sheriff's Office.
Thompson was charged with three counts:
- Sex offender reside within 1,000 feet of a school after conviction, a Class E Felony
- Fail to register as a sex offender, a Class E Felony
- Sex offender physically present at park with pool, a Class E Felony
His bond is set at $50,000, and he is being held at Miller County Adult Detention Center.