Crime

Level 2 sex offender registers as homeless in the Shelton area

Staff report

Abraham Bates, 29, has recently been released from custody and is required to register as a Level 2 sex-offender, according to a press release from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release:

Bates was convicted of third degree attempted rape, first degree criminal tresspass with sexual motivation, and possession of meth, after assaulting two women in 2010. According to court documents, Bates assaulted a 50-year-old woman in an apartment laundry complex, where he began removing his clothing, informed the woman that he was going to rape her and then grabbed the woman, who was able to escape.

Bates entered a neighbor’s apartment later, where he contacted a 25-year-old woman inside. He began removing his clothes, informed her that he was going to rape her and approached the woman. The woman managed to force Bates out of her apartment, but he was later able to get back inside. Before Bates was able to carry out his threats police arrived on the scene.

Both women reported Bates to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Due to these factors Bates is considered a Level 2 sex-offender which classifies him as a moderate risk. He is a white male, 6 feet, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, he is transient and/or homeless in the Shelton area.

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