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Sheriff sets meeting to discuss incoming Coupeville sex offender

Christopher Mazdra - Provided
Christopher Mazdra
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The Island County Sheriff's Office is holding a public meeting in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 20 to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who's moving back to the community.

Christopher Mazdra, 34, will be residing on NE Sixth Street in Coupeville after being released from prison. The sheriff's office has labeled him as a Level 3 sex offender, which means he's considered a high risk to the community.

Sheriff Mark Brown and Coupeville Marshal Lance Davenport will be at the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander Street.

Mazdra was convicted of three counts of rape of a child in the third degree and, in a separate case, one count of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes in 2006.Mazdra engaged in sexual and inappropriate relationships with underaged girls that he met on the bus, at the library or through instant messaging, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

He had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 24 years old.At his sentencing hearing, his mother explained that Mazdra has a developmental disability and identified with teenagers.

The judge sentenced Mazdra under the Special Sexual Offender Sentencing Alternative, commonly known as a SSOSA. The sentencing alternative allows first-time sex offenders to avoid all or most of a prison term by agreeing to go through special sex offender treatment in the community and abiding by strict conditions meant to safeguard the community and change any bad habits that could lead to future offenses.

The court revoked Mazdra's SSOSA last year after he violated the conditions by being in a place minors congregate, going on the Internet without permission from his treatment provider and having a sexual relationship with an adult woman without permission of his treatment provider or a Community Corrections officer.

 

 

 

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