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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Federal judge sentences man who sought sex with 13-year-old to five years in prison

Prosecutors argued that Juan Vazquez Gonzalez deserved at least a 10-year sentence, but U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza disagreed.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Sex offender deemed likely to re-offend returns to Spokane

Phillip Carl Kramer, 74, was released from prison after serving his sentence of 29 months in prison for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. He has two prior convictions …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Gregory McCrea, serial child rapist with militia ties, released after two decades in federal prison

A child rapist who claimed 1,000 victims and had suspected ties to domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Chevie Kehoe, has been released from federal prison with plans to move home …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Spokane man charged with molesting 4-year-old, failing to register as a sex offender after previous child sexual assault conviction

A 48-year-old Spokane Valley man has been charged with molesting a 4-year-old and failing to register as a sex offender. It is not the first time Joseph Haughton has been …

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Legislature eases penalties for ‘sexting’ teens

Minors convicted of sending or receiving nude photos would no longer have to register as sex offenders under a bill that passed the Legislature this week.

Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was ordered Friday to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Kidnapped Va. baby back with mom; sex offender dad arrested

Following an anonymous tip, police rescued a kidnapped 7-month-old girl and arrested her father at a mobile home in North Carolina, nearly two days after he took the infant from …

Sex offender accused of extorting men on gay dating sites

A registered sex offender in Washington is accused of collecting explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and …

Stanford sex offender Brock Turner is appealing his conviction

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who served a widely criticized six-month jail sentence for assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, is now appealing his conviction and asking for …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Registered sex offender in Medical Lake arrested for possessing several images of child pornography

A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday and charged with having several images of child pornography on his phones.

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.

UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

Hauser, Idaho, man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crime

A Hauser, Idaho, man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.

UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

Voyeurism conviction leads to DNA match in old Spokane Valley sexual assault cases

A man who recently pleaded guilty to voyeurism is facing new charges after his DNA matched samples collected in sexual assault cases from 2008 and 2009.

Montana woman sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to teenager

A 41-year-old Montana woman has been sentenced for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old boy in 2015.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Jury to decide if serial rapist should be committed to McNeil Island after he broke court rules by having consensual sex

A convicted rapist who broke the rules of his prison release by having a consensual sexual relationship with a woman he’d met at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings could spend the rest …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017

Former nonprofit official sentenced for child sex charge

Mathew Plank, who previously worked for several Spokane nonprofit organizations, was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a child sex charge.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017

Sue Lani Madsen: Moving sex offenders around doesn’t help them – or the community

A neighborhood is organizing against a threat. They’ve just received a notice from law enforcement that a Level II sex offender is moving in next door. The subject of the …

Judge frees registered sex offender for a day to attend mother’s memorial

A registered sex offender awaiting trial on federal gun charges has been cleared for temporary release to attend a memorial for his mother, who was found dead in a Seattle …

Convicted sex offender charged for writing girl from Benton County jail

A twice-convicted sex offender has been charged with a new crime for allegedly writing letters from the Benton County jail to a young teen girl about their “sleepovers.”

‘Revenge porn’ post get Oregon man 6 months in jail

A Hillsboro man has been sentenced to jail time after being among the first people to be convicted under Oregon’s new law banning so-called “revenge porn.”

Convicted sex offender charged with armed rape on West Side

A convicted sex offender is accused of attacking a woman at her Everett home and sexually assaulting her.

Trump University staff included drug trafficker, child molester

Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts – including serious financial problems …

Shasta Groene wants sex offenders to spend life behind bars

Shasta Groene, who was kidnapped from her North Idaho home by serial killer Joseph Edward Duncan in May 2005, has started a

Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s sex offender registry laws

More than 100 sex offenders have filed a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s sex offender registry laws, arguing that the rules governing registration and community notification are unconstitutional.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 13, 2016

Sex offender released from McNeil Island moves to Spokane

A Level II sex offender with an extensive history of breaking into women’s homes has been released from McNeil Island and has listed a home address in the 800 block …

Brock Turner sex assault focuses attention on sex registries

When ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner became a registered sex offender for life last Tuesday, he joined a nationwide list of registered sex criminals that has grown dramatically in recent …

Ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner returns to Ohio, registers as sex offender

A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry registered as a sex offender Tuesday in Ohio, where he’s living with …

Thirteen arrested in sting targeting child rapists in Spokane County

Thirteen people have been arrested in Spokane County in a major sting operation targeting would-be child rapists.

State seeks to civilly commit Spokane sex offender

The state of Washington is trying to have a sex offender arrested on multiple child sex charges in Spokane in 1999 civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.

Sex offender charged with trying to film child in Wrigley Field bathroom

Authorities charged a man after he tried to use a camera to record a child inside a bathroom at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon, police said.