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Convicted rapist arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

Christopher Allen Blodgett
Christopher Allen Blodgett(Washoe County jail)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:33 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Regional Sex Offender Unit said it arrested a 46-year-old man Wednesday on charges he failed to register as a sex offender and giving false or misleading information for a sex offender registry.

Christopher Allen Blodgett was also booked on a charge of resisting arrest and had a Sparks Justice Court arrest warrant.

The RSONU said Blodgett is a Tier III sex offender who had been convicted of raping a 14-year-old child. The Sparks Police Department assisted in the arrest.

Currently, there are about 1,400 registered sex offenders in Reno, Sparks and unincorporated Washoe County.  Each of the three investigators is assigned more than 400 offenders to monitor.

The RSONU is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its number is 775-325-6483.

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