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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:24 pm | Updated: 7:24 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say a convicted sex offender involved in a bizarre Arizona case may have molested children in El Reno, where records show he lived from 2003 to 2005, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Neil Havens Rodreick II, 29, claimed to be a 13-year-old boy when he lived in El Reno, although investigators have found no record of Rodreick enrolling in school there, El Reno police Lt. Van Gillock told The Oklahoman in a copyrighted story.

Rodreick is facing several charges in Arizona, where he and three other men were arrested Jan. 17 after Rodreick enrolled in seventh grade of a charter school as a 12-year-old named Casey Price. He previously spent 45 days as a student in another Arizona school.

Rodreick was indicted Friday on 15 criminal charges, including assault, child pornography and failing to register as a sex offender.

He apparently had fooled two of the men, with whom he had been having a sexual relationship for about two years, into thinking he was a juvenile.

The third man - Brian J. Nellis, 34 - is an Oklahoma sex offender who served time with Rodreick at the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft.

"He called himself Casey Rodreick when he was here," Gillock said. "He was claiming to be 13. He was introducing Nellis as his uncle."

In Arizona, investigators recovered video tapes, compact disks, computers and various documents from the Chino Valley home where the four men lived, said Susan Quayle, spokeswoman for the Yavapai County sheriff's office. Some of the video shows Rodreick engaged in sex acts with what appear to be juveniles.

At least two children in the videos may be from El Reno, Gillock told The Oklahoman.

In Oklahoma, Rodreick initially was convicted in Grady County of making a lewd proposal to a child in 1996, court records show. Prosecutors there said he molested three other children between the ages of 7 and 9 while he was still a juvenile.

Court records show Rodreick's mother died of an aneurysm at age 46, when Rodreick was 15.

"He has never gotten over it," his father told a Grady County judge in a 1996 presentencing report. "He in a way was mad at himself because they had a fight that morning, the day of her death."

In the Grady County case that sent him to prison, Rodreick led a 6-year-old boy from a school bus stop to Rodreick's "clubhouse," where he told the boy he'd have to pass a test in order to join his club, records show. The "test" involved the boy pulling down his pants and lying face-down so that Rodreick could "teach him about sex." The boy refused and left.

Each of the other incidents, records show, were similar to that one.

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