Two Level 3 sex offenders recently moved to North Beacon Hill, according to a Seattle Police Department announcement distributed this week to notify neighbors about seven offenders who have moved into the South Precinct. Two of the offenders are living in North Beacon Hill, one in Georgetown, one in Columbia City, one in Sodo, and two near the Othello area of Rainier Valley.
The offenders on North Beacon are Malik Calhoun, 20, who moved to the 1300 block of 15th Avenue South, and Michael L. Johnson, 35, who moved to the 1400 block of South Columbian Way.
According to the police, Level 3 sex offenders have the highest risk of re-offense. These offenders have completed their sentences and are free to live wherever they wish; however, they are required to register in the community where they live, and police may publicize their presence. It is against the law to use this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders.
Here is the announcement from Mark Solomon at the SPD:
Dear Community Friends –
In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about recent Level 3 sex offenders that have moved into South Precinct neighborhoods.
- James Adamson, 41 year old White male, recently moved to the 6600 Block of Carleton Ave S.
- Aaron Ashby, 24 year old African American male, recently moved to the 3500 Block of S Hudson Street
- Otumfoe Carpenter, 37 year old African American male, recently moved to the 7500 Block of 43rd Ave S.
- Malik Calhoun, 20 year old African American male, recently moved to the 1300 Block of 15th Ave S.
- John Keeney, 36 year old White male, recently moved to the 100 Block of S. Spokane Street.
- Michael L. Johnson, 35 year old African American male, recently moved to the 1400 Block of S. Columbian Way.
- Victor Newman, 48 year old White male, recently moved to the 4800 Block of S. Austin Street.
To learn more about these offenders, please visit the website www.waspc.org and search by their names. (Editor’s note — it’s a little faster to go straight to this page.) You will also find personal safety tips and resources on this site. Det. Fields from the Seattle Police Department’s Sex Offender Detail is assigned to check on these offenders and verify their information. If you have further questions about these offenders, contact Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at (206) 684-5581 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend. It is normal to feel upset, angry and worried about a registered sex offender living in your community. The Community Notification Act of 1990 requires sex offenders to register in the community where they live. The law also allows local law enforcement to make the public aware about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Since these offenders have completed their sentences, they are free to live where they wish. Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the listed sex offenders could result in arrest and prosecution as it is against the law to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. The SPD Sex offender detectives will check on these offenders every 3 months to verify our information.
The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They have to feel comfortable discussing sensitive matters with you. Teach your children that they should not be asked to touch anyone in the bathing suit areas of their body or allow anyone to touch them in those areas. Teach them types of situations to avoid. It is not good enough to tell a child to avoid strangers. Please remember that children are most often molested by someone they or their parents know.