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Police: Yuma man arrested on sex offender warrant

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YUMA, AZ (AP) -

A man has been arrested in Yuma for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

Yuma police say officers responded to a call of an attempted child abduction about 8 a.m. Thursday.

The 12-year-old male victim told police that a man allegedly grabbed him as he was walking to school. The juvenile says he escaped the man's grasp, ran to a convenience store and called police.

Police say initial information led them to a possible suspect, who was detained and interviewed but eventually cleared in the case.

But police say 19-year-old Jason Riddle had an outstanding felony warrant for failing to register as a sex offender and he was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center.

Authorities didn't immediately know if Riddle had a lawyer yet.

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