Sex offender released to SK community

A 20-year-old Level 3 sex offender was released this month from incarceration and will be living in the area, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Scott Wilson said Joshua James Brooks, convicted of child molestation, was released Dec. 1 from a corrections center in Aberdeen, and will be living as a transient in Kitsap County.

Because Brooks currently has no permanent address, Sgt. Mark Duncan of the Port Orchard Police Department advised that he will be required to check in once a week with the Sheriff’s Office, and daily with his Community Corrections Officer (CCO).

Duncan said that since the office of his CCO is located on Bay Street, citizens can expect that Brooks will frequently be in the Port Orchard area.

Brooks is described as a black man, 6-1, 150-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He also reportedly goes by the names Joshua Hill and Brooks Dicce.

According to Wilson, Brooks was convicted in Kitsap County of second-degree child molestation for having sexual contact with an underage girl on several occasions.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Wilson said the Washington State Department of Corrections has assessed Brooks as a Level 3 sex offender, which is one who is at high risk to re-offend within the community.

He was evaluated as being emotionally immature and likely to continue to be attracted to under-aged females.

No community notification meeting is scheduled as Brooks does not have an approved residence.

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.

Contact Ball at 337-7074.

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