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Homeless sex offender's on the island

A homeless convicted sex offender whom Island County Sheriff Mike Hawley considers a high risk to reoffend has moved back to Whidbey Island.

Johnny Alan Goff, Sr., 45, entered a guilty plea in Island County Superior Court on Aug. 18, 2000, to the charge of child molestation in the second degree.

Hawley said Goff has served his sentence and is not wanted by law enforcement. Goff’s victim was his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter. The molestation started in Dec. 1999 and continued until June 2000, and included such acts as fondling the victim’s breasts, penetrating her vagina with his fingers and masturbating in front of her.

It was Goff’s second conviction of a sex crime. On May 19, 1986 he was convicted in Callahan County, Texas of Sexual Abuse of a Child, involving a minor under 17 years of age.

The Island County Sheriff’s Office classified Goff as a Level 3 sex offender, defined as “a high risk to re-offend.” A state committee made a less threatening Level 2 assessment, but Hawley said his classification board did not agree “because Goff will be homeless on Whidbey Island with extremely limited supervision.”

A public information meeting to discuss Goff’s presence in the community will be held Monday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Island County Courthouse Annex, 6th and Main St., Coupeville.

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