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Level 3 sex offender moves into Phinney Ridge

Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinator Terrie Johnston just forwarded this information about a Level 3 registered sex offender who has moved into the 6400 block of Phinney Ave. N.

Richard Blick is a 59-year-old, white male, 5’5” tall, 175 pounds, with balding blonde hair and blue eyes. According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs website, Blick was convicted in 2001 of rape of a child in the second degree. Blick remains under Department of Corrections supervision.

And Johnston sent along this info:

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. 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.