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Level 3 offender moving to Everett

Daniel M. Christianson - Contributed
Daniel M. Christianson
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A Level 3 sex offender expected to be homeless on Whidbey Island will instead move into a shelter in Everett, according to the Island County sheriff.

But the housing arrangement isn’t permanent, Sheriff Mark Brown said.

The Level 3 sex offender, Daniel M. Christianson, 34, will be able to live in the Mack House in Everett for a month. The facility is a nonprofit, faith-based transitional housing organization, “dedicated to helping men who have become distressed in their lives through crisis due to a lack of discipline, lack of purpose, domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, crimes to society,” the Mack House website states.

Brown said it’s unclear where Christianson will live after the month is up. It’s still possible he will end up on the streets of Oak Harbor.

Brown said state law dictates that felons released from prison live in the county of origin, which is defined at the county of their first felony conviction.

In Christianson’s case, his first felony was a Camano Island burglary he committed when he was living in Everett.

Yet the law has several exceptions; one is that the offender may live in another county if he has a family or an agency willing to support him, which is why he can live at the Mack House.

A Level 2 sex offender, Jason W. Brown, 41, was convicted of indecent liberties in Island County in 2012. He recently moved to Southwest 10th Avenue in Oak Harbor.

 

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