The Mason County Sheriff's Office has issued a general notification regarding 46-year-old Thomas Dean Gibson, a level 3 sex offender who has registered as a transient in Shelton.
Gibson was required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty on Feb. 28, 1991, in Mason County Superior Court, to both first degree attempted child molestation and indecent exposure.
The attempted child molestation conviction stems from Gibson, at 23, sexually assaulting an 8-year-old little boy he knew while staying at the victim's house.
The indecent exposure conviction comes from Gibson exposing himself to an adult female neighbor and her young children.
In 1991, Gibson was reported to be sexually maladjusted, sexually aggressive, and at risk for further sexual assaults.
On Aug. 26, 1993, Gibson pleaded guilty in Mason County Superior Court to communication with a minor for immoral purposes. That conviction comes from Gibson sexually assaulting a known 7-year-old little boy on four or five occasions.
On Feb. 27, 2001, Gibson pleaded guilty in Thurston County Superior Court to failing to register as a sex offender.
On Oct. 11, 2001, Gibson again pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. This time in Mason County Superior Court.
Gibson also disclosed that at age 24, he attempted to rape an 8th or 9th-grade girl. Gibson also admitted to fantasies of rape. He stated that he likes to peep into windows and watch women undress, and also admitted to many incidents of exposing himself to others from his bedroom window or while parked in a car.
Gibson is considered high risk to re-offend.
Thomas Dean Gibson is described as a white male, 6 feet 2 inches and 215 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
If you have any questions regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, call 911. For other sex offender information, visit http://so.co.mason.wa.us, and click on "Offender Watch."