Skagit County Sheriff
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Sex Offender and Kidnapping Offender List Legal Information
THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.
Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex or kidnap offenders is a punishable offense and will also result in the removal of this online resource. Further, such abuse could potentially end Law Enforcement's ability to do community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex or kidnap offender, since they derive their power through secrecy.
RCW 4.24.550 and the Washington State Supreme Court decision in State v. Ward, authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex or kidnap offenders presence when; in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individuals who appear on this web site have been convicted
of a sex or kidnapping offense(s) that require registration with the Sheriff's Office in the
County of their residence. Further, their previous criminal history reflects
the potential to re-offend.
The sex or kidnap offenders listed on this site have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts and have advised the Skagit County Sheriff's Office of their place of residence.
Law Enforcement has no legal authority to direct where a sex or kidnap offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is Constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.
Sex and kidnap offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn't until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (which mandates Sex offender registration) that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you.
These offenders pose a potential high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the opportunity. Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other criminal convictions. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this classification. Some have predatory characteristics and may seek out victims. They may have refused or failed to complete approved treatment programs.
Level II offenders generally present a moderate risk to the community and they have a higher likelihood of re-offending than Level I offenders. They may be considered a Level II offender because of the nature of their previous crime(s). For some Level II offenders, lifestyle (drugs and alcohol abuse, other criminal activity) may influence their potential to re-offend. For others it may be that they have refused to participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs. Each trait does not necessarily apply to every Level II offender. For example, there are offenders classified Level II only because of the nature of their crime(s) while the other factors such as lifestyle and failure to complete treatment do not apply.
Only level I sex offenders who do not have a permanent address will be included on this website. For information on other Level I sex offenders, visit the Skagit County Sheriff's Office in person.
These offenders present the lowest possible risk to the community and their likelihood to re-offend is considered minimal. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs. Many are first time offenders.