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High risk sex offender seen on island

Island County Sheriff’s Office is informing people that a level three sex offender has been frequenting the Dugualla Bay Heights area on a daily basis, particularly the 700 block of Bayfront Lane.

Andrew Cyril Hanson is described as a 51-year-old American Indian man, 5 foot 9 inches tall, 211 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

He was convicted of first degree rape in Skagit County in 1986, and sentenced to 60 months in prison. In 1989 he was evaluated as a sexual psychopath and sexual sadist with a sociopathic personality. His prognosis for behavior change at that time was diagnosed as poor.

According to a sheriff’s bulletin, Hanson has committed several burglaries of a sexual nature, stealing women’s undergarments in the course of the crime.

He served his sentence and parole, and while he is not wanted by law enforcement at this time, agencies want the public to be aware of his location.

“The sex offender notices help us help you to keep vigilant,” Jan Smith, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said.

Hanson reports in person weekly to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office because he is reportedly homeless, living at large and sometimes camping near Anacortes, but he has been visiting, working and staying overnight in the Dugualla Bay Heights area on an apparently daily basis, according to the bulletin.

Hanson has also served time in prison for other offenses, including auto theft, possession of stolen property, illegal drug possession, resisting arrest, obstructing law enforcement officers and parole/probation violations.

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