Four level 3 sex offenders have moved into West Seattle and South Park neighborhoods. Level 3 offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend.
Level 3 sex offenders move into West Seattle and South Park
This information is from Mark Solomon, Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Seattle Police Southwest Precint
Dear Community Friends –
In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about recent level 3 sex offenders that have moved into Southwest Precinct neighborhoods.
**Please note the map links below refer to an entire block, not a specific home***
·Christopher Starr, 42 year old White male, recently moved to the 700 Block of S Elmgrove ST.
·Douglas Carter, 46 year old African American male, recently moved to the 1500 Block of S Cloverdale ST. Mr. Carter is no longer under Department of Correction supervision.
·Cosmo Vanbuskirk, 32 year old African American male, has recently moved to the 3000 Block of SW Brandon St in Seattle.
·Richard Lovejoy, 45 year old White male has moved to the 4300 Blk of SW 100 St in Seattle.
Detective Stevenson from the Seattle Police Department’s Sex Offender Detail is assigned to check on these offenders and verify their information.
To learn more about these offenders, please visit the King County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender website and search by their names. You will also find personal safety tips and resources on this site.
If you have further questions about these offenders, contact Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at (206) 684-5581 or e-mail at email@example.com.
To register to receive an email alert whenever a published offender registers within one mile of your desired addresses, go to the following link
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 these offenders have completed their sentences, they are free to live where they wish. 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 offenders 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.
Crime Prevention Coordinator
Seattle Police Department