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Level III sex offender released in Kettle Falls area

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Stevens County Sheriff's Office Stevens County Sheriff's Office
KETTLE FALLS, Wash. -

The Steven’s County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the public aware that a Level III sex offender is being released in Kettle Falls.

Michael Cottrell, a man in his low 40’s, was convicted in Benton County in 1998 for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. He will be in the 700 block of Vanasse Rd. in Kettle Falls.

The information is being released pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to 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.

Cottrell has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts and he is not wanted by police at this time.

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.

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