According to reports published in 1996 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Sokol was charged in 1982 by an Alabama grand jury with sexually abusing a 19-year-old man in a home for the mentally retarded. An Alabama court found him guilty of second-degree sodomy as well as first-degree theft for stealing money from residents' accounts. Twelve years later, in 1994, Sokol pleaded guilty in Pulaski County, Ark., to first-degree violation of a minor for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy during a school-sponsored overnight trip. Thirteen years later, in 2007, Sokol has not been arrested for any additional sexual violations.
Sokol has recently submitted a request to the Sex Offender Screening and Risk Assessment Program of the Arkansas Department of Correction to reduce his status from a Level 3 to a Level 2 sex offender. As of press time he was listed as a Level 3 sex offender on the ACIC Web site.
From the editor: Pictures, along with any information about their related crimes, for all Level 3 and Level 4 sex offenders living in the area will continue to be published as we receive them. Sex offenders who relocate within our coverage area will also be published. This information is made available for the purpose of providing the public information concerning Level 3 and Level 4 Registered Sex Offenders who may reside in the area. Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution.