Level 3 sex offender registers as transient in Shelton area

OlympianAugust 13, 2013 

James Henry Christy, Level 3 sex offender.

COURTESY OF MASON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The Mason County Sheriff's Office has issued a general notification regarding James Henry Christy, 54, who has registered as transient/homeless in the Shelton area, according to a news release from Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Christy is required to register as a sex offender due to numerous sex crime convictions. 

According the release:

On May 3, 2010, Chisty pleaded guilty to felony indecent exposure, in Kitsap Superior Court. This conviction stems from Christy, at 51, exposing himself to a 52-year-old woman in a common area of an apartment complex.

Christy's other offenses include: 

A guilty plea on Nov. 12, 1993, in Mason County Superior Court, to two counts of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion. This conviction stems from when Christy, at 38, was baby-sitting a friend of a relative's two daughters, ages five and six. He began the sexual abuse by grooming the little girls through playing sexually oriented games. Eventually the sexual molestation escalated to rape. 

The release also stated that during the investigation, Christy estimated that he has had "20 or so" victims, including 15 teenage girls, four girls under the age of seven, and one 10-year-old boy.

James Henry Christy is described as a white male, 6 feet and 188 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, call 911. For additional sex offender information, visit http://so.co.mason.wa/us, and click on "Offender Watch."

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