Level 3 Sex Offender Alert - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Level 3 Sex Offender Alert

SPOKANE, Wash. -The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a level 3 sex offender who has recently moved into the area.

He's identified as James Dean McMurtrey. McMurtrey is a caucasian male, age 21 years, brown hair with blue eyes residence.

James McMurtrey changed his residence and will now be living a transient lifestyle in Spokane County.

McMurtrey was convicted in 2003 of Indecent Liberties in Spokane County. The victim was a 5 year-old female. He is currently being supervised by the Department of Corrections.

Authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individuals who appear on such notifications have been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office in the county of their residence. Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend.

This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

Law Enforcement has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses.

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