Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Two Level 3 Registered Sex Offenders Living In North Precinct Neighborhoods

The Seattle Police Department Sex Offender Detail Unit recently sent out this information:
In an effort to keep you informed and to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know that recently two Level 3 registered sex offenders moved into a North Precinct neighborhood. 
Corey Berger is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 6800 block of 15 Avenue NE and is currently under Department of Corrections supervision.   
Kenneth Payne is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 7500 block of 27th Avenue NE and is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision.  
Detective Stevenson is the detective responsible for verifying their addresses as long as they are living in those locations. 
To learn more about these offenders and for additional safety tips please visit the website at www.waspc.org and search by name.

Contact Michelle McRae if you have any questions at (206) 684-5581 or by email at michelle.mcrae@seattle.gov.
Mary Amberg, SPD North Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator wrote:
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.   
As all of these offenders have completed their sentence, 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 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.





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