Sex offender in Hoquiam

A Level 2 sex offender has registered an address in the 800 block of 5th Street in Hoquiam, the Hoquiam Police Department reported.

Patrick J. Fuhs, 22, was convicted of first-degree attempted child molestation in Pierce County Juvenile Court in 2007, communication with a minor for immoral purposes and attempted dealing in depictions with minors engaged in sexually explicit activity in Pierce County Superior Court in 2010.

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 48 are registered to addresses within the city limits of Hoquiam.