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Seattle Police notify residents that two Level 3 sex offenders have moved into the neighborhood

Seattle Police are notifying residents about two Level 3 offenders who have moved into our area.

John Frost is 25 years old, white, with brown hair, 5’8” and 160 lbs. He is now living in the 8800 block of Aurora Avenue North. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office Crime Watch website, Frost was convicted in 2006 for child molestation.

Daniel Pens was recently released after serving 30 years in prison and now lives in the 7300 block of Mary Avenue NW, near Whittier Elementary School in Ballard.

You can search the King County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry at any time for a specific name, or a list of all registered offenders in your area. You can also sign up for email alerts, and read lots of safety tips.

From Seattle Police Department North Precinct’s Crime Prevention Coordinator:

Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend. It is normal to feel upset, angry and worried about a registered sex offender living in your community. The Community Notification Act of 1990 requires sex offenders to register in the community where they live. The law also allows local law enforcement to make the public aware about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Since this offender has completed his sentence, he is free to live where he wishes. Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the listed sex offender could result in arrest and prosecution as it is against the law to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. The SPD Sex offender detectives will check on these offenders every 3 months to verify our information.

The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They have to feel comfortable discussing sensitive matters with you. Teach your children that they should not be asked to touch anyone in the bathing suit areas of their body or allow anyone to touch them in those areas. Teach them types of situations to avoid. It is not good enough to tell a child to avoid strangers. Please remember that children are most often molested by someone they or their parents know.

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