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WA: Snohomish County homeless sex offender check-ins on hold until early April

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has suspended weekly check-ins for homeless registered sex offenders until April 6 amid coronavirus concerns, the office said on its Facebook page Wednesday.

State law requires registered sex offenders who lack “a fixed residence” to report weekly, in person, to the local county sheriff’s office and provide an account of where he or she stayed the previous week.

Of the roughly 1,900 registered sex offenders in Snohomish County, about 100 are homeless, said Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe. When check-ins resume, they will be asked to disclose where they have been staying for the past two weeks.

Registered sex offenders who move to the county can still update their address by mail, O’Keefe said.

Other enforcement efforts related to registered sex offenders will continue. read more

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