Registered sex offender arrested after new allegations

Yreka, Calif. – Police are looking for anyone with information about any new possible crimes committed by a registered sex offender living in Yreka.

According to the Yreka Police Department, 61-year-old Timothy Paul Artellan was arrested on Monday after a child accompanied by his mother reported being solicited by a male sex offender residing in the 100 block of Dexter Street.

State records show Artellan was previously found guilty of “annoying or molesting a child under 18 years of age” and “sending or possessing obscene matter depicting a minor with intent to sell or distribute to an adult with commercial consideration.”

Artellan was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on multiple new sex offense crimes and for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Anyone with information about any additional crimes that may have been committed by Artellan are asked to call the Yreka Police Department.

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