Updated: Level 3 sex offender wanted by Mason County Sheriffs captured

OlympianOctober 17, 2013 

Level 3 sex offender James Christy, 55, has failed to check in as required, and is wanted by Mason County police.

COURTESY OF MASON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Update:Transient Level 3 Registered Sex Offender James Christy was apprehended today by Detectives of the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Christy is now in custody in the Mason County Jail.

 

The earlier story:

The Mason County Sheriff's Office has issued a bulletin regarding level 3 sex offender, James Henry Christy. Christy has failed to check in as a transient sex offender, has two outstanding warrants, and is wanted by police. 

Christy is required to register as a sex offender due to numerous sex crime convictions, His most recent conviction is due to pleading guilty to felony indecent exposure on May 3, 2010, in Kitsap County 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 also pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion on Nov. 12, 1993, in Mason County Superior Court. That conviction stems from Christy, at 38, while babysitting a friend of a relative's two little girls, ages five and six. He began his abuse by sexually grooming the girls through playing sexually-oriented games.  Eventually, the molestation escalated to rape. 

During the investigation of the sexual assaults on the girls, 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 wanted by law enforcement, and is described as a 55 year-old white male, 6 feet and 188 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. 

If you have any information regarding Christy or any of his activities, call 911. 

For additional sex offender information, visit http://so.co.mason.wa.us, and click on "Offender Watch."

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