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Level 3 Sex Offender Alert


June 17, 2013

The following information is in regards to Royce Zane Goodenough, a convicted Level 3 Sex Offender. Goodenough, a 50 year-old Granite Falls resident, was convicted in 1999 on three counts of 1st degree child molestation. He is scheduled to be released from supervision. Additional information can be found on the Sheriff’s Office Sex and Kidnapping Unit webpage.



Registration #: 363125


Level: III

Physical Description

• Age:51

• Height:5'08''

• Sex:M

• Weight:180lbs

• Race: Caucasian

• Eyes: Blue

• Hair: Gray

• Scars/Tattoos: Scar on L_Shoulder (L SHLD) , Scar on L_wrist ( L WRST) , Scar on Hand ( R FGR)


19700 block of CANYON DR GRANITE FALLS, WA 98252

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Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until passage of the community protection act of 1990 (which mandates Sex Offender registration) that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is not able to share that information with you. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Further, such abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to do community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the Sex Offender, since sex offenders drive their power through secrecy.

According to official documents, Goodenough pled guilty in Klickitat County Superior Court on March 11-1999 to 3 counts on Child Molestation in the 1st Degree. He was given a term of 130 months in prsion. During the summer of 1998 through October of 1998, Royce Goodenough had sexual contact with a known familial female (age 10). He pled guilty to the charges of three counts of Child molest in the first degree in Klickitat Superior Court and served time at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Washington. While participating in the Sex Offender Treatment program GOODENOUGH disclosed that he had a total of 15 male and female victims including children ages 5 to 14 and adults from 20 to mid 40 years old. The child victims were listed as familial and acquaintances and the adult victim were victims were listed as strangers and acquaintances. Due to Goodenough's sexual criminal history, he has been classified as a LEVEL 3 Sex Offender.


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