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Sex offenders released to community

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office announced last week that three more Level III sex offenders have been released to live in the area, two of whom have no fixed address.

Vernon Hugh Haynen, 37, and Alvin James Turner, 40, have released no permanent address to authorities. They are both known to frequent the Bremerton area, and both will be required to report to law enforcement every week.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Haynen, a white male, has no fixed address but is known to stay at various campgrounds in North Kitsap and frequents the city of Bremerton.

Haynen was convicted of raping a 3-year-old girl after luring her into the woods near the apartment complex where they both lived in Enumclaw. He was also reportedly often seen talking to many other neighborhood children.

He served more than five years in prison for statutory rape and taking indecent liberties.

While incarcerated, he refused deviancy treatment and is considered to be a high risk to re-offend.

He is described as a white male, five-feet, seven-inches, 165 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes. He also has a mole on his right cheek.

Turner will also live in the county with no fixed address, but is known to frequent a residence in Navy Yard City, Bremerton.

According to court documents, Turner was convicted of statutory rape in 1984, and later in 1999 of raping a young girl after giving her alcohol and having sex with her when she fell asleep.

He is described as a black male, five feet, five inches, 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He reportedly never participated in any type of sexual deviancy treatment while in prison, and is considered a high risk to re-offend.

The third man, Steven Ivor Richards, 48, resides in Pierce County, but commutes to work at Navy Yard City.

Ten years ago, Richards was convicted of child rape and molestation after assaulting a female neighbor. He was scheduled for sentencing for these offenses in 1995, however he fled prior to sentencing and was apprehended in 2000.

While in prison, he did not participate in any sex offender treatment programs and is considered a high risk to re-offend.

According to court documents, Richards was also convicted of second-degree murder, second-degree assault, theft, forgery and bail jumping.

He is described as a white male, six feet, three inches, 225 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

The Sheriff’s Community Resource Officer, Deputy Pete Ball, is available to assist communities in establishing block or neighborhood watch programs and to provide the public with information on personal safety. Contacted him at 337-7074.

For further information on registered sex offenders within Kitsap County, contact Detective Doug Dillard at (360) 337-5617.

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