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Sexual misconduct alleged by KPD

Criminal activity occurred in 2011, authorities say

Terry Darren Vandeman III

Terry Darren Vandeman III

KINGMAN - Kingman Police detectives arrested Terry Darren Vandeman III, 31, of Kingman on Thursday on felony charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual conduct with a minor.

Police detectives received information on allegations that Vandeman was involved in sexual misconduct with minors, and the proceeding investigation found that he had sexually assaulted and sexually abused a then-16 year old victim back in 2011. The victim, now an adult, was in the care of Vandeman at the time of the abuse.

Vandeman was arrested at his home without incident and allegedly admitted his involvement. He was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention center. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Kingman Police Department at 753-2191, or submit an anonymous report to Mohave Silent Witness at 753-1234.