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Spokane County Sheriff’s Office identifies sex offenders

Three sex offenders considered likely to reoffend have registered to live in Spokane County – two as transients.

Edwin L. Kedish, 54, served 80 months in prison after being convicted of third-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation in Pend Oreille County in 1996.

His victims were girls ages 9 and 15. He recently registered as a transient and is not under supervision, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Transient James D. McMurtrey, 21, was convicted of indecent liberties with a 5-year-old girl in 2003 in Spokane County. He’s under supervision by the state Department of Corrections.

Jeffrey R. Evans, 22, recently moved to the 2200 block of North Calispel Street in Spokane. He was convicted of second-degree child rape in 2001 and of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion in 2004. His victims were a 6-year-old male relative and a 12-year-old female family friend, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Evans is being supervised by the state Department of Corrections.

Kedish, McMurtrey and Evans are level 3 sex offenders, the group considered most likely to reoffend. The men are not wanted by law enforcement, but the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office wants people to be aware of their presence.



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