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September 12, 2019

Sex offender moved to Wyoming to ‘fly under radar’

GILLETTE (WNE) — Prosecutors are recommending prison time for an Oregon sex offender who moved to Gillette more than a year ago to “fly under the radar” and take some college classes.

George Cook IV never registered as a sex offender — a fact law enforcement learned after he was arrested in domestic violence cases in February. The cases were considered felonies because he had two previous convictions for domestic violence in 2016 in Washington and 2017 in Oregon.

The second incident also involved strangulation of a household me...

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