By law, convicted sex offenders must register with the county sheriff's office in the county in which they reside. If an offender resides within the city limits of Newcastle, the King County Sheriff's Office notifies the Newcastle Police Department. Sex offenders living in Newcastle are monitored by Detectives in the Sheriff 's Office Special Assault Unit and the Newcastle Police.

What are the different sex offender levels and what do they mean?

Level 1
The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered a low risk to re-offend.

Level 2
Level 2 offenders have a moderate risk to re-offend. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders usually groom their victim and may use threats to commit their crimes. These crimes may be predatory with the offender using a position of trust to commit their crimes. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.

Level 3
Level 3 offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.

Go to this King County Sheriff website to view current registered sex offenders in Newcastle.

The State of Washington has strict laws that govern the information that can be disclosed about registered sex offenders. In accordance with these laws the King County Sheriff's Office provides name, date of birth, physical description and address approximations for Level 2 and Level 3 offenders.

To find out more information about registered sex offenders you can visit the Sheriff's Office web site at www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/SOSearch.aspx

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