Level 3 sex offender registers as transient in Shelton area

OlympianApril 30, 2014 

The Mason County Sheriff's Office has issued a general notification regarding a 55-year-old level 3 sex offender, James Henry Christy.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office has issued a general notification regarding a 55-year-old level 3 sex offender, James Henry Christy. 

According to the release:

Christy was recently released from jail where he was incarcerated for failure to register as a sex offender. 

Christy earned his level 3 status after pleading guilty, on May 3, 2010, to felony indecent exposure, in Kitsap County Superior Court. The conviction was due to, Christy, at 51, exposing himself to a 52-year-old woman in a common area of an apartment complex. 

According to the release, 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 when Christy, at 38, was babysitting a friend of a relative's children, ages 5 and 6, and began sexually abusing them by grooming the girls through playing sexually oriented games. Eventually, the sexual molestation escalated to rape.

During the investigation of these sexual assaults, Christy estimated that he has had "20 or so victims, including 15 teenage girls, four girls under the age of 7, and one 10-year-old boy. 

James Christy is considered a high risk, according to the release.

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

James Christy has registered as transient/homeless in the Shelton area.

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

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