Grand Junction Receives Notification of Sexually Violent Predator
Currently, there are more than 290 registered sex offenders living in Grand Junction - and now there's one more.
Sexually Violent Predator Notification From Grand Junction Police Department
The Grand Junction Police Department - as mandated by Colorado law - is notifying the community about a sexually violent predator (SVP) that is living within the city limits. The notification does not give people the right to harass or intimidate the individual, but rather to simply provide awareness of his presence. If suspicious activity is observed, it should be reported.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department, 31-year-old Mykal Daymon Chapman is registered as a sexually violent predator and living at 2474 W. Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.
Related Offense Happened In Mesa County
The felony offense related to Chapman's community notification is sexual assault on a child, which took place in Mesa County back in 2012. SVPs are required to register with authorities every quarter for the rest of their lives. Those convicted of sex crimes against children must register their email addresses and internet identifiers.
Sex Offenders Should Not Be Harassed or Threatened
The police department issues a reminder that sex offenders should not be harassed or threatened. That behavior can cause them to go underground and not register, making it difficult to track them. Additionally, we're told that harassment and threats against offenders is a criminal offense and will be investigated and prosecuted.
Anyone who wants more information about sex offenders in Grand Junction can go to the Grand Junction Police Department website.