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Level 3 sex offender to live in Port Orchard

The Port Orchard Police Department hosted a community meeting this week to inform the public of the residency of a Level 3 sex offender, said Sgt. Jason Glantz.

John P. Cozzie, 28, has registered to live in the 1000 block of Bethel Avenue in South Kitsap. He is described as a white male, 6-1, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

According to court documents, Cozzie was determined to be a “dangerous, mentally ill offender” after review by a disciplinary committee.

In 2000, he was convicted of third-degree rape after sexually assaulting an adult male known to him.

A year earlier, he was convicted of second-degree assault with sexual motivation after sexually assaulting a woman known to him.

He has also been convicted of failure to register as a sex offender and numerous assaults and property crimes.

He has also committed major infractions while in custody, including sexual acts with other inmates.

In September of 2004, Cozzie was referred to court in an attempt to be civilly committed to the Sexual Deviancy Program at McNeil Island Corrections Center. However, the court ruled that he did not meet the qualifications for civil commitment.

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