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Meeting slated for release of sex offenders

Members of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and Bremerton Police officers are holding a meeting Tuesday to notify community members and answer questions about four convicted sexual offenders who will soon be released.

Of the men scheduled for release in Kitsap County — Donald Lavern Fawver, Vernon Hugh Haynen, Wayne Joseph Robertson and Kenneth Alan Sturtevant — two will be residing in South Kitsap.

Fawver, 49, will be living in an approved residence on the 4000 block of West Frone Drive in the Gorst area. He is scheduled to be released Wednesday.

He was convicted of third-degree child rape in 1989 after sexually abusing an 8-year-old family member and other young girls in his neighborhood.

He has been categorized as a Level III sex offender because he failed to complete the required sex offender treatment program.

Robertson, 44, will be living on the 15000 block of Fairview Lane SW in South Kitsap. In 1978, he was convicted of attempted rape and kidnapping in the first degree.

He was then committed to the sexual psychopath program at Western State Hos-pital, but escaped in 1980.

After his escape, Robertson attacked an off-duty Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy, and was convicted of first-degree rape and imprisoned again in 1981.

After his release in 1988, he was convicted of indecent exposure and jailed again in 1993, after which he was deemed a predatory sexual offender.

The other two convicts — Haynen and Sturtevant — are listed as having no permanent addresses, but both are known to frequent the city of Bremerton.

As transients, they are required to check in with the Sheriff’s Office each week.

In a statement released by the department, the Sheriff’s Office advises that it is a crime to use information about a sex offender provided under the required notification process to “intimidate, harass or threaten registered offenders.”

Concerned citizens are urged to attend the meeting Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Community Resource Officer, Deputy Pete Ball, is available to assist communities in establishing block or neighborhood watch programs, or provide general information on personal safety concerns.

He can be reached at (360) 337-7074.

For more information on registered sex offenders in Kitsap County, contact Det. Steve Duckworth at (360) 337-5669.

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