A Yakima jury today announced its unanimous verdict that a local sex offender is a sexually violent predator and should be civilly committed. Jonathan Parsons, 38, had three prior convictions for sexual assaults against young boys.
The Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is scheduled to begin
opening arguments this afternoon in the civil commitment trial of a
Yakima County sex offender. The AGO will argue that Jonathan Parsons,
38, meets the legal definition of a sexually violent predator and should
be civilly committed indefinitely. Parson has three prior convictions.
Flanked by a bipartisan group of legislators, Attorney General Bob
Ferguson unveiled a 2014 legislative agenda focused on veterans, open
government, safer communities and protections for consumers against
businesses who do not play by the rules.
The Washington Attorney General’s Office today filed a petition in
Skamania County Superior Court alleging a Skamania County sex offender
is a sexually violent predator who should be confined indefinitely.
A Snohomish County jury ruled late Thursday that convicted multi-victim sex predator, Garth Snively, remains a sexually violent predator and must continue confinement at the Pierce County Secure Community Transition Facility on McNeil Island.
Benton County Superior Court Judge Carrie Runge today set an October
2014 trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Stephen Robinson
is a sexually violent predator (SVP). Robinson, 56, was
convicted of sexually violent offenses against young girls in Benton
County in 1984 and again in Denver County, Colo. in 1999.
The Attorney General’s Office this week successfully committed a sexually violent predator (SVP) to the state’s Special Commitment Center, preventing his release into the community.
The Attorney General’s Office this week filed a petition asking a
Benton County judge to find probable cause to believe that convicted
multi-victim pedophile Stephen Robinson may be a sexually violent
predator (SVP). If the judge ultimately agrees, Robinson would be
civilly committed at the state's Special Commitment Center, preventing
his release into the community.