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Bob Ferguson

Jan 14 2014
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Jerry Costello will determine whether there is probable cause to believe a local sex offender meets the definition of a sexually violent predator (SVP) at a 1:30 p.m. hearing this Friday.
Jan 8 2014
The Attorney General’s Office will make opening statements today in a trial to determine whether a Pierce County sex predator should remain confined at Washington’s Special Commitment Center.
Dec 18 2013
A Yakima jury today announced its unanimous verdict that a local sex offender is a sexually violent predator and should be civilly committed. Jonathan Parsons, 38, had three prior convictions for sexual assaults against young boys.
Dec 11 2013
The Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is scheduled to begin opening arguments this afternoon in the civil commitment trial of a Yakima County sex offender.  The AGO will argue that Jonathan Parsons, 38, meets the legal definition of a sexually violent predator and should be civilly committed indefinitely.  Parson has three prior convictions.
Dec 10 2013
Flanked by a bipartisan group of legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson unveiled a 2014 legislative agenda focused on veterans, open government, safer communities and protections for consumers against businesses who do not play by the rules.
Nov 12 2013
The Washington Attorney General’s Office today filed a petition in Skamania County Superior Court alleging a Skamania County sex offender is a sexually violent predator who should be confined indefinitely.
Oct 28 2013
A Snohomish County jury ruled late Thursday that convicted multi-victim sex predator, Garth Snively, remains a sexually violent predator and must continue confinement at the Pierce County Secure Community Transition Facility on McNeil Island.
Sep 17 2013
Benton County Superior Court Judge Carrie Runge today set an October 2014 trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Stephen Robinson is a sexually violent predator (SVP).  Robinson, 56, was convicted of sexually violent offenses against young girls in Benton County in 1984 and again in Denver County, Colo. in 1999.
Jul 26 2013
The Attorney General’s Office this week successfully committed a sexually violent predator (SVP) to the state’s Special Commitment Center, preventing his release into the community.
Jul 23 2013
The Attorney General’s Office this week filed a petition asking a Benton County judge to find probable cause to believe that convicted multi-victim pedophile Stephen Robinson may be a sexually violent predator (SVP). If the judge ultimately agrees, Robinson would be civilly committed at the state's Special Commitment Center, preventing his release into the community.

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