Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.  
Oct 15 2014
SPOKANE — A Spokane County jury has decided that repeat sex offender James Jones is a dangerous predator and must be confined to 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 (SVP) Unit have been fighting since February 2013 to prevent Jones’ release into the community.  
Oct 13 2014
WALLA WALLA — Prosecutors from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) are in Walla Walla County, fighting to prevent the release of a convicted sex offender.  
Oct 6 2014
SPOKANE — At a trial beginning today, prosecutors from Attorney General Bob Ferguson's Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) will allege that a Spokane man is a sexually violent predator who poses a danger to the community and should remain in custody.  
Sep 17 2014
A federal judge in Tacoma has agreed with the Attorney General's Office that convicted South Hill rapist Kevin Coe is not entitled to a new trial. Coe will remain confined at the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.  

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