A Level 3 sex offender has registered a new address in Hoquiam, the Hoquiam Police Department reported.
Brett A. Swarthout, 25, has moved from the 2100 block of Cherry Street to the 300 block of Wheeler Avenue. He was convicted of indecent exposure and communication with a minor for immoral purposes in 2000 and second-degree rape in 2004 in Grays Harbor Superior Court.
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.