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Level 3 sex offender moving to city of Snohomish

 

Level 3 convicted Sex Offender John Hartman, 45, will be moving to the 5700 block of Mero Rd. in Snohomish. Hartman has previously been convicted of indecent liberties and 4th degree assault, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Hartman is 6'1" tall and weighs 235 pounds; he has brown hair and blue eyes.

According to official documents Hartman pled guilty to the Crime of Indecent Liberties and was given a term of 75 months in prison on August 25, 1999.

"The victim in this crime was a known six-year-old female. Hartman was temporarily residing in the victim's home and left to care for the victim when he committed this crime.

"Hartman was also convicted of the crime of Indecent Liberties with Forcible Compulsion on 8-20-1991 and at that time he was given a term of 26 months. Hartman had knocked on the apartment door of a female adult acquaintance and this victim let him into her home. Hartman then forced this victim into her bedroom and attempted to have sexual contact with her. This victim was able to stop most of the sexual assault and got Hartman to leave her apartment."

He was also found guilty of the Assault in the fourth degree. In this crime Hartman was charged with Child Molestation in the third degree and pled to Assault in the fourth degree. The victim in this crime was a known 15-year-old female.

Hartman fondled the victim over her clothing. He is an untreated Sex Offender and has registered as required. He is no longer being supervised and hasn't been since June 10, 2010.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reminds citizens that sex offenders have always lived in our communities.

"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."

For more information visit the Sheriff's at http://www.icrimewatch.net.

 

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