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Level 3 sex offender registers as transient

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public that Level 3 sex offender Paul A. Lancaster has registered indicating that he will live in the county as a transient.

Lancaster pleaded guilty April 14, 1994, in Lewis County Superior Court to a charge of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and was sentenced to two years of probation. The conviction stems from Lancaster, at 39, sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled women he knew on July 31, 1993.

He pleaded guilty Nov. 17, 1994, in Lewis County Superior Court to a charge of first-degree child rape and was sentenced Feb. 3, 1995, to eight years in prison. The conviction stems from Lancaster, at 40, sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl he didn’t know.

Lancaster, 52, is described as a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches and 140 pounds, with hazel-colored eyes and brown hair.

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