Two sex offenders have registered as transients in Thurston County, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
Level 1 sex offender Kristopher R. Brown, 36, pleaded guilty in Marion County Circuit Court (Oregon) in February 2002 to first degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 16-18 months of confinement, followed by 45 months of supervision, after he was convicted at 20 of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Brown is 5-foot-11, 167 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Level 1 sex offender John W. Berney, 54, pleaded guilty in Chelan County District Court in June 1991 to one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Berney was sentenced to 365 days confinement after he was convicted at 27 of requesting sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.
Berney also pleaded guilty in Walla Walla Superior Court to one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes in January 2009. Berney was sentenced to 365 days confinement, with 202 days suspended, after he was convicted at 44 of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. Berney is 5-foot-7, 190 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
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Anyone with questions about Brown or Berney, or any other registered sex offender, can go to www.co.thurston.wa.us/sheriff/ and click on “sex offender watch,” or call 360-754-2894.