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Viagra request dropped

A registered sex offender living in Olalla officially dropped a previous request for court-prescribed Viagra on Monday.

“I don’t know what went into the decision,” said King County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman Dan Donohoe.

Donald Henrickson, 53, was classified as a Level 3 sex offender after completing his most recent prison term in 1999. Level 3 offenders are considered to be the most likely to re-offend after being released and are typically monitored very heavily.

Henrickson must check in on a regular basis with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department and notify local law enforcement immediately if he ever moves.

Henrickson, who went to jail for admittedly molesting more than 30 underage females, is currently taking Depo-Lupron — a prescription drug that reduces his sexual urges and restricts sexual function. The drug was required as part of his release conditions as a way to help Henrickson stay out of trouble.

However, earlier this month, Henrickson petitioned King County Superior Court, which had jurisdiction over his release, for the popular sex aid Viagra.

According to reports, Henrickson said the drugs he was required to take kept him from being able to have sex with his wife. His doctors apparently tried reducing the potency of Henrick-son’s Depo-Lupron dosage, with little success.

Donohoe said this is the first time he’s ever heard of a registered sex offender asking a court for Viagra, at least in the state of Washington.

“I don’t think there’s ever been another one,” he said.

Henrickson said he believed Viagra could restore his ability to have sex while he remained on the court-ordered medications. It is unknown whether the two drugs have ever been mixed before.

Henrickson’s case was still under consideration when he unexpectedly withdrew his request. The case was slated to be heard Aug. 28.

Henrickson’s lawyer refused to comment on either Henrickson or the case.

It is unknown whether Henrickson plans to try a different route or intends to drop the matter altogether.

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