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Sex offender arrested working at fair


OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Police are not taking any chances with security at the Oklahoma State Fair. 

Authorities ran into someone they knew from a previous case and wasted no time closing in. 

OKC Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said they called in undercover agents Friday night.

“They knew that this man was a registered sex offender and he was actually working some type of a booth at the fair,” she said. 

Wardlow said a little more fact checking brought more concerns. 

That’s when police determined that 26-year-old Aaron Craiger was employed at the fair but had failed to check-in with his employer as a registered sex offender.

He was released in 2010 after serving time for five counts of second-degree rape.

“Our concern is this guy is a registered sex offender he’s out there working at the fair,” she said. “He’s working around a number of people, including young children, at the fair.”

Wardlow said Craiger was also suspiciously dressed.

“When officers came in contact with him he was wearing some type of a bond enforcement shirt,” Wardlow said. “He was also carrying handcuffs and a badge. Obviously anyone who could have seen him could have mistaken him for a law enforcement official.”

Craiger was arrested for police impersonation and failure to comply with the sex offender registration.