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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water …

UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

McNeil changing treatment to avoid ‘warehousing’ some sexual predators

Group that protects rights of the disabled, Washington officials reach agreement on better treatment options for some sexual predators housed at McNeil Island.

County may shut down sex offender task force

Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Damon Simmons spends much of his time hunting for online sexual predators with the Spokane County Child Sexual Predator Task Force. But Simmons’ time with the …

Ruling upholds online sex sting

The Washington Supreme Court, in a three-way opinion, has upheld the conviction of a man who tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he’d met online who really was …

Rapist likely to reoffend, state says

By his own accounting, Ronald Reo Timm molested 24 girls in Spokane. The crimes took place decades ago, and Timm, 60, has spent 13 years behind bars after being convicted …

Civil commitment trial opens for Spokane molester

By his own accounting, Ronald Reo Timm molested 24 little girls in Spokane.

Sex offender treatment center patient loses appeal

An 18-year legal battle over the Special Commitment Center for sexual predators on McNeil Island, where Kevin Coe lives, has come to an end.

Experts offer advice on keeping kids safe this summer

It’s summertime, at last. Inland Northwest pools, water parks and playgrounds are open. Pools and parks are busier than ever this year, thanks to economy-induced “staycations” and the opening of …