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Bob Ferguson

Feb 27 2015
Port Orchard — A Kitsap County jury has decided that repeat sex offender George Edward Hancock, Jr. is a dangerous predator and must be confined in the State’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.  In the interest of public safety, prosecutors from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) have been fighting since July 2014 to prevent Hancock’s release into the community.
Feb 19 2015
MOUNT VERNON — The Washington Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Skagit County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release into the community.
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. 

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