Police nab sex offender who approached 16-year-old girl

September 5, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 4:10 p.m. Sept. 5, 2013

Issaquah Police said they have arrested a convicted sex offender after he frightened a teenage girl Sept. 5.

The 56-year-old man, a Level 3 sex offender, was taken into custody for communications with a minor for immoral purposes, after he made lewd comments to a 16-year old girl, police said in a news release.

The girl ran and alerted her parents, who recorded the man’s license plate information and provided a description of the suspect to the police. That information assisted the police in the investigation and allowed detectives to confirm his identity.

In late August, officers received three complaints about the Renton man driving around a shopping center in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Witnesses said the man made sexual and disturbing comments toward women, according to a release from the city. He was also seen photographing women and then commenting to them about it.

According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, Level 3 offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.

The sex offender level is determined by the law enforcement agency in which the sex offender resides.


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