A convicted sex offender was arrested for failing to update his address while police investigated the zoning regulations for a farmers’ market. The man allegedly interacted with children and dressed up as “Sesame Street” character Elmo, according to Fox News.
A detective from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office was sent to investigate the Lehi Farmers Market after reports said it had been operating in violation of state code and zoning ordinances.
As they investigated, detectives found that one of the operators of the farmers market was a 74-year-old sex offender registered on the Utah Sex Offender Registry. The man was arrested April 14, 2023, after police learned that he had not registered himself as a sex offender at his new address.
Previously listed as living in Saratoga Springs, Utah, the man had been living at the same location as the farmers’ market and didn’t update his address, authorities discovered.
Investigators looked on the Lehi Farmers Market social media pages and found the man dressed up as Elmo from “Sesame Street.” They also found two Instagram photos of the sex offender holding a child while he was on a tractor, as well as interacting with animals.
The man, named Larry Jarvis, registered as a sex…