Man Previously Arrested in Cambodia for Child-Sex Related Offenses in Mendocino County, Taken Into Custody Again
A man who was captured in Cambodia after fleeing Mendocino County for child-sex related offenses in 2013 was arrested again last Thursday at his residence in Leggett. John Stahl was on Mendocino County’s most wanted list when he was picked up in Cambodia and returned to Mendocino.
Stahl is the author of several books and the founder of The Church of the Living Tree.
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 01-21-2016 Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives went to the residence of John Roland Stahl [age 68 of Leggett], to conduct a compliance check pursuant to the terms of his conditional release from the California Department of Corrections.
Stahl, a registered sex offender, has several specialized terms he must abide by pursuant to his release and supervision by the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation.
Upon arrival, a search was conducted pursuant to Stahl’s terms and was found to be in violation of many of the terms of his conditional release, in particular, terms pertaining to his computer and internet usage.
Stahl’s Parole Officer was contacted and advised of the violations and a parole hold was placed on Stahl.
Stahl was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for a parole violation and was to be held on a No Bail status.
Computer related items were seized for further examination to determine if any additional charges should be sought against Stahl.