A Level 2 sex offender has registered a new address in Hoquiam, the Hoquiam Police Department reported.
Ryan O. Lessley, 29, has moved to a new address in the 2500 block of Cherry Street. He previously lived elsewhere within the block.
Lessley was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse in Coos Bay, Ore. in 2000.
Law enforcement agencies are authorized under state law to inform the public when a convicted sex offender or kidnapping offender is released from custody or changes addresses. The offenders also are required to register their residence with the Sheriff’s Office in the county where they will be residing.
The police report noted there are more than 19,000 sex or kidnapping offenders currently living in Washington state. Approximately 400 of these are registered to Grays Harbor County addresses. About 50 are registered to addresses within the city limits of Hoquiam.