Here is the announcement from Mark Solomon at the SPD (taken from the Beacon Hill Blog…other offenders not relevant to Columbia City removed from the original post):
Dear Community Friends –
In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about recent Level 3 sex offenders that have moved into South Precinct neighborhoods…
Aaron Ashby, 24 year old African American male, recently moved to the 3500 Block of S Hudson Street…
To learn more about these offenders, please visit the waspc website and search by their names. (Editor’s note — it’s a little faster to go straight to this page.) You will also find personal safety tips and resources on this site. Det. Fields from the Seattle Police Department’s Sex Offender Detail is assigned to check on these offenders and verify their information. If you have further questions about these offenders, contact Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at (206) 684-5581
Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend. It is normal to feel upset, angry and worried about a registered sex offender living in your community. The Community Notification Act of 1990 requires sex offenders to register in the community where they live. The law also allows local law enforcement to make the public aware about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Since these offenders have completed their sentences, they are free to live where they wish. Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the listed sex offenders could result in arrest and prosecution as it is against the law to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. The SPD Sex offender detectives will check on these offenders every 3 months to verify our information.
The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They have to feel comfortable discussing sensitive matters with you. Teach your children that they should not be asked to touch anyone in the bathing suit areas of their body or allow anyone to touch them in those areas. Teach them types of situations to avoid. It is not good enough to tell a child to avoid strangers. Please remember that children are most often molested by someone they or their parents know.