YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) says level 3 sex offender David Wayne Vanderveer, 61, now lives on the 12000 block of E. 35th Place.
Vanderveer is 5’9, weighs 230 pounds, has brown / gray hair and blue eyes. MPs say he is not wanted at this point.
On May 31, 1996, Vanderveer pleaded guilty to raping a child in the King County Superior Court in Seattle, Washington. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison in the Washington Department of Corrections-Shelton. The victim was a 15-year-old woman he knew.
In October 2011, Vanderveer was convicted of non-registration as a sex offender and sentenced to 18 months in prison in the Washington Department of Corrections-Shelton. Vanderveer is not supervised by the community.
According to the YCSO, Vanderveer is considered a level 3 sex offender at high risk of re-insult.
This notification is not intended to increase anxiety. Rather, YSCO believes that an informed community is a safer community.
The YCSO has no legal authority to determine where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless there are legal restrictions, this perpetrator can constitutionally live freely wherever he wants.
Citizens’ misuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass sex offenders will not be tolerated. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; Because of Megan’s law, law enforcement agencies can now share this information with you.