Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Feb 11 2015
KELSO — A Cowlitz County Superior Court judge today denied release to a sex offender after prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) proved that he remains mentally ill and sexually dangerous.
Feb 11 2015
SPOKANE — A Spokane man convicted last year of first-degree rape was sentenced today to at least 24 years, seven months in prison, and could remain in custody for life.
Jan 2 2015
MONTESANO — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a petition in Grays Harbor County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit an Aberdeen-area sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
Dec 16 2014
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County Superior Court Judge John M. Meyer has decided that repeat sex offender Michael Bargas remains a dangerous predator and must continue to be confined in the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. 
Dec 16 2014
KELSO — The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Cowlitz County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a violent sex offender and prevent his release into the community. 
Dec 9 2014
MOUNT VERNON — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit are in Mount Vernon, fighting to prevent a dangerous sex offender from being conditionally released into the community. 
Nov 19 2014
BELLINGHAM — Repeat convicted child molester David Ackley has agreed he is a sexually violent predator, allowing a judge to confine him to the State’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. 
Nov 17 2014
SPOKANE — A Spokane County jury has decided that repeat sex offender Shawn Botner is a dangerous predator and must be confined in the State’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. 
Oct 28 2014
TACOMA — The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Pierce County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a Tacoma-area sex offender and prevent his release into the community. 
Oct 16 2014
WALLA WALLA — Repeat convicted sex offender Maverick Lanning has agreed that he is a sexually violent predator. He will be committed indefinitely to the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.  

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