Richard Stephen HamlingKINGMAN-Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Richard Stephen Hamling, 24, of Kingman on Tuesday, June 16 on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor, felony.

Investigations reportedly began on June 12 Friday when deputies learned that Hamling had alleged sexual relations with a 17-year-old female victim at a residence in the 3700 block of Hearne Avenue.

The reporting party said that she learned that Hamling is a registered sex offender and he molested her relative on Friday, June 5. Detectives contacted a 17-year-old female victim and she said that she and Hamling were dating recently and he molested her.

At about 2 p.m., Hamling came into the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and taken into custody. Hamling was transported and booked into the Mohave County jail without incident.