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KPD jails suspected long-time predator

KINGMAN - Police believe a Kingman man arrested Wednesday on charges of child molestation may have more victims.

Dwight Allsup, 55, was arrested after admitting to parts of a story from an alleged victim. The victim, now 27, contacted police in April and said he had been molested by the suspect for four years starting in 1996.

A second victim who was 16 at the time and present for several of the offenses was contacted by detectives and confirmed some of the details, according to police.

Sgt. Bib Fisk with the Kingman Police Department said Allsup didn't randomly attack victims, but instead befriended the boys and "groomed" them for the sex acts over a period of time. He would lure the boys with alcohol and marijuana, Fisk said.

Allsup allegedly engaged in games where he would have the boys dare him to do certain things. Police say he also offered to let the boys drive his truck in exchange for oral sex.

Fisk said the allegations levied against Allsup match details of an incident at a Kingman park in 2007 where a suspect tried to pick up two boys. Fisk said there was not enough evidence at the time to make an arrest, although Allsup could still face charges in that incident.

Police believe there are more victims who have yet to come forward.

"We believe this never stopped," Fisk said.

Allsup is charged with child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, taking a child for prostitution, using minors in a drug offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the Mohave County Jail.

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