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Rapist sought for failure to comply

A man who raped an elderly woman at knife point in 1995 hasn’t been checking in with authorities, and detectives are looking for tips on his location.

 Justin J. Stevens, 33, a level 3 sex offender, was released from prison in 2004 after serving 114 months in prison for first-degree rape. His victim was a 78-year-old woman.

Stevens’ last know address was in the 6000 block of North Rambo Road, and he may be driving a silver 1988 Ford Thunderbird, Washington license plate 331UUJ.

He has tattoos on his left and right arms, chest and left shoulder.

Detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office have made several attempts to find him, leading the state Department of Corrections to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Stevens already is on probation for failing to register as sex offender. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 48 served after pleading guilty in August 2008, according to news archives.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

UPDATE: Stevens was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 14.

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