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2 child molesters register as transients

Two sex offenders considered likely to reoffend have registered as transients in Spokane County, the Sheriff's Office announced today. ,

Russell Allen Clinger, 45, (right) was released from prison in 2006 after being convicted of first-degree child molestation in 2000. His victim was a 7-year-old girl. Clinger is being supervised by the state Department of Corrections.

Christopher Michael Foster, 26, (left) was released from prison in August 2009 after serving five years for third-degree rape of a child in Spokane County. His victim was a 14-year-old runaway.

Foster also was convicted of first-degree child molestation in 1999 in Pend Oreille County and was incarcerated for two years. His victim was a 6-year-old female stranger. Foster is no longer under DOC supervision.

Clinger and Foster are level 3 sex offenders, the classification considered most likely to reoffend.

Neither is wanted by authorities, but the Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware of their presence.

A registry of all registered sex offenders in Spokane County is available here.

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