The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) along with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives, tracked down and arrested a Utah man wanted on felony child sex crimes Tuesday afternoon in rural Rogue River.
The suspect, Joel Daniel Pedrizetti, 43, was wanted on four felony counts of first-degree sodomy upon a child that occurred in the Utah area. He is now lodged in the Jackson County Jail awaiting extradition back to Utah.
The felony warrant came from the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. PNVOTF arrested Pedrizzetti without incident at a residence in the 10000 to 11000 block of East Evans Creek Road in rural Rogue River.
PNVOTF includes personnel from the United States Marshals Service, JCSO, and Central Point Police Department. The task force specializes in locating and arresting fugitives wanted for offenses including, but not limited to, murder, assault, sex crimes, failure to register as a sex offender, firearm violations, and probation violations.
No additional information was released by authorities at this time.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a suspect is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.