Authorities are warning of a sex offender considered likely to reoffend who recently registered at an address in Colville.
Clifford T. Morton, who was born in 1985, is living in the 1100 block of Basin Road, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office said today.
Morton, a level 3 sex offender, was convicted in Whatcom County of third-degree rape of a child in 2004 and second-degree assault and second-degree burglary in 2006.
He is not wanted by law enforcement, but the sheriff's office wants people to be aware of his presence.
"This notification is not intended to increase fear," the sheriff's office said in a news release. "Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public."