Accused child molester believed back in Kingman

Sheriff's detectives believe a man they think fled Kingman when faced with molestation charges may be back in town.

Mohave County Sheriff's Officer detectives have been looking for John Westley Winklepleck since Aug.

17 when he allegedly molested a 10-year-old boy at a Butler residence, MCSO spokesman Jarrod Lyman said.

A felony warrant was issued for him, on charges of molestation of a child and sexual conduct with a minor, when he reportedly left town.

Lyman said detectives believe that Winklepleck has recently returned to the Kingman area.

He may be driving a dark blue, 1987 Mitsubishi pickup truck, Lyman said.

Winklepleck, 56, is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair.

Anyone with information should contact MCSO at 753-0753 or Mohave Silent Witness at 753-1234 or toll free at 1-888-227-8780.

Silent Witness offers reward money for information leading to the arrest of those involved in criminal activity.