Two Level III sex offenders move to PO

Two Level III sex offenders have recently registered to live in Port Orchard, the Port Orchard Police Department reported.

Sgt. Jason Glantz said a community meeting has not been scheduled to inform the public of the residency of Darby L. Potter and John P. Cozzie because their residency may not be permanent.

If the offenders stay at their current addresses, Glantz said a meeting will be scheduled later.

Potter, 30, will be moving to the 900 block of Taylor Street in Port Orchard.

According to court documents, Potter was convicted in 1991 of molesting a 3-year-old girl he was babysitting. In 1999, he was convicted again of child molestation for abusing a 13-year-old neighbor. At that time, he also admitted to having sex with two other females under the age of 16.

He completed a Sex Offender Treatment Program while incarcerated, but apparently made minimal progress and did not take responsibility for his behavior.

He is described as a white male, 5-11, 150-pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Cozzie, 28, is registered to live on the 1000 block of Bethel Avenue.

According to court documents, Cozzie was deemed a “dangerously mentally ill offender” and recommended for civil commitment to the Sexual Deviancy Program at McNeil Island Corrections Center, but was determined by the court to not meet the qualifications.

In 1999, he was convicting of assaulting an adult female known to him; then in 2000, he was convicted of third-degree rape after assaulting an adult male known to him.

Cozzie was also reportedly convicted of numerous assaults, property crimes, and major infractions in prison, including sex acts with other inmates.

He is described as a white male, 6-1, 145-pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with specific questions regarding these individuals or sex offenders within Kitsap county, contact Detective Doug Dillard of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 337-5617.

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