Audubon woman arrested for failure to report sex offender registry change


April 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An Audubon woman turned herself in to authorities Monday morning.

Cynthia Rae Bates (IA Sex Offender Registry photo, Sept. 2011)

 The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department said 54-year old Cynthia Rae Bates faces a felony charge for Failure to Report a Change of Relevant Information, with regard to the Iowa Sex Offender Registry/2nd offense.  Bates was seen by the magistrate and released. Her preliminary hearing was set for April 19th. The incident remains under investigation.

Bates was convicted in Audubon County in April 2004, of having Lascivious Acts with a male child under the age of 13.  The woman was 44-years old at the time.

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