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Crime Notes: Sex offender failed to register, counterfeit money

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Sex offender arrested for molestation, failure to register

Stillwater police arrested a man March 29 on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and living with children after being convicted of a sex offense.

SPD officers went to a residence on West 22nd Street in cooperation with Canadian County Department of Human Services (DHS). DHS had received information that Courtland O'Neill Davis, 37, was living at the residence with children and told police there was an allegation of sexual abuse, according to the police report.

Davis has a previous conviction for a sex offense.

Stillwater police accompanied DHS workers to remove the children from the home and to check for abuse. A forensic interview with the children confirmed the allegations of abuse, according to the police report.

Davis has been charged with lewd molestation and engaging in sexual communication with a minor with the use of technology. He has also been charged with violation of the sex offender registration act.

When he appeared in court on April 2, bond was set at $10,000 for the molestation charges and $20,000 for failure to register. His next court date is May 6.

More Counterfeit Cases

Stillwater police investigated a report of counterfeit money at a pizza restaurant earlier this month.

On April 2, police responded a report of counterfeit money at Papa John’s.

A pizza delivery worker told police that when he delivered pizza the day before, the man paid him with three $20 bills and left without getting change. It wasn't until the following day the Papa John’s employee discovered the money was fake.

This is the second time police investigated counterfeit at Papa John’s this year.

On March 11, Papa John’s reported a driver had accepted three counterfeit $20 bills while making a pizza delivery. In that case, the driver had given almost $20 in change. The officer wrote in his report the counterfeit was poor quality.

The responding officer in the most recent instance compared the serial numbers in both cases and they did not match.

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