Sex offender registers with sheriff's office | Crime
A man who spent 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl is now living in Mountain Home.
Michael Anthony Boutwell , 53, is now living in the 7600 block of Highway 5 North.
Boutwell, who has not been assigned a risk level, has registered with the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.
According to Sheriff John Montgomery, Boutwell was convicted in the state of Wisconsin in 1998 of first degree sexual assault of a child. The victim was a 12-year-old girl.
Montgomery says Boutwell is not currently wanted by law enforcement.
He added this information is not intended to increase fear; "rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public."