SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is making the public aware of the move/release of a Level III Sex Offender in the Spokane area.
Shawn Botner, 47, will be living in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln St. in Spokane. He was previously convicted of indecent liberties in 1988, unlawful imprisonment in 1991 and attempted rape in August of 1992.
Spokane Police say Botner will live at the Lincoln House after being released from McNeill Island, and that he has a violent history of sexual assault and predatory behavior.
SPD said in addition to his previous convictions, Botner was found to be in violation of his community custody agreement when SPD found him to be stalking a woman working at a local business and discovered he was in the Gonzaga area on the Centennial Trail engaging in predatory behavior. Police found him to be in possession of a bag containing women’s clothing, sex toys, pornography, and a notebook containing hand written notes detailing plans for a rape and murder.
SPD provided details on his rape conviction in 1992, saying he stalked and attacked a female student and choked her with an electric cord before dragging her into a restroom.