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Level 3 sex offender moves near Spokane Arena in 1200 block of N. Lincoln

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County WA Sheriff's Office would like the public to be aware that a sex level 3 sex offender has moved to the 1200 block of N. Lincoln St. in Spokane near the Spokane Arena.

68-year-old William Keaton was convicted of rape by force and fear in December of 1982.

Authorities are required to alert the public whenever a sex offender is released to the area or moves to a new location.

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 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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