Homeless sex offender living in Oak Harbor

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown will hold a public meeting Wednesday, May 5, to discuss Louis Shay Scarpino, a Level 1 registered sex offender who is living in Oak Harbor.

The Level 1 classification is given to offenders who pose a low risk of re-offending.

In 2008 Scarpino was convicted of Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes in Island County. Scarpino had sexual contact with an 14-year-old female in 2007, according to court documents. The teen became pregnant and carried the child to term. DNA test results confirmed Scarpino was the father. He served his sentence and was released.

Scarpino, 24, is homeless and under Department of Corrections community supervision. He will be required to check in at the Sheriff’s Office on a weekly basis until he finds a permanent residence.

Scarpino’s previous offenses include 2006 convictions for Assault 4, Possession Marijuana, Maliscious Mischief-3; 2007 convictions for Assault 4-DV, Malicious Mischief-grafitti, Theft 3, Theft 3; 2008 convictions for VUCSA (drugs), Minor consume/posses Alcohol, Theft 3, Vehicle Prowl-2; and multiple DOC probation violations.

The public is invited to meet with Sheriff Brown, precinct deputies and other officials at the Oak Harbor Public Works meeting room, 1400 NE 16th Ave, Oak Harbor, on May 5 at 7 p.m.

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