Two Level 3 sex offenders have registered addresses in Hoquiam, the Hoquiam Police Department reported.
Brett A. Swarthout, 25, has registered an address in the 2100 block of Cherry Street. 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.
Robert J. Strasbaugh, 43, has registered as a transient. He was convicted of communication with a minor for immoral purposes in 1990 in Lewis County Superior Court and again in 2007 in Thurston County 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 48 are registered to addresses within the city limits of Hoquiam.