NOTIFICATION: Level III Sex Offender Living In Colville - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NOTIFICATION: Level III Sex Offender Living In Colville

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Kaz A.J. McKenzie, Level III Sex Offender Kaz A.J. McKenzie, Level III Sex Offender

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information as authorized by law, that law enforcement agencies must inform the public of a sex offenders release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

Kaz A.J. McKenzie has a criminal history that includes indecent liberties and rape of a child in the 3rd degree. McKenzie is a white male, 5'9," and 250 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair and was born in 1981 so he is either 32 or 33-years-old.  He has recently moved to the 600 Block of West 8th in Colville, WA.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office. This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts, and is currently registered at the above address.

KAZ MCKENZIE NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR. RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

The Stevens County Sheriff's Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities. It wasn't until passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement knew where sex offenders were living. Use of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders is unlawful.

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