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Three registered sex offenders move to Kent: Police notification

The Kent Police issued notifications Friday regarding three sex offenders who have relocated to the downtown area of Kent.

All three men have served their time and are not wanted by police, nor is it legal to target them for abuse, as this could potentially end law enforcement's ability to to do community notifications.

There are three levels of sex offenders, with Level 3 considered the highest risk to reoffend.

The three sex offenders most recently identified by Kent Police are:

• Eugene "Rufus" Anderson, Level 3: Age 45, living on East Russell Street. Anderson stands 5 feet, 11 inches, weighs 155 pounds and is African-American. He was convicted of indecent liberties in 1998 in Chelan County. His victim was a minor male who was an acquaintance. His additional criminal convictions include failure to register as a sex offender and felony drug possession. He participated in treatment and is under supervision.

• Brandon Cole Reed, Level 2: Age 26, living on Crest Avenue South. Reed stands 6 feet, 1 inch, weighs 215 pounds and is African-American. He was convicted of second-degree rape in 1996 in King Couny. His victim was a 13-year-old girl, to whom he was a stranger. His additional criminal conviction was assault. He participated in treatment, but is not under supervision.

• Jeremy Ross Baxley, Level 2: Age 29, living on Clark Avenue North. Baxley stands 5 feet, 7 inches, weighs 179 pounds and is Caucasian. He was convicted of indecent exposure and assault in 2010 in King County. His victim was an adult female, whom he did not know. His additional criminal conviction was second-degree child molestation in Kitsap County in 2002. His participation in treatment is pending and he is currently under supervision.

According to Kent Police, there are currently 216 registered sex offenders living in Kent, and more than 20,210 sex offenders who have registered as required and living in Washington state.

The Kent Police Department distributes offender notifications to organized block watches via Community Crime Prevention. Residents wishing to set up a block watch for their area, receive crime prevention or personal safety information, should call 253-856-5838.

For a complete listing of registered sex offenders, go to the Washington State Sex Offender Web site at www.icrimewatch.net/washington.php

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