Sex offender update

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photoBill Charles Brown

A man who was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old boy about 13 years ago has registered as living homeless in Clark County.

Bill Charles Brown, 27, is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, the group considered most likely to commit new sex crimes, according to a bulletin from the Sex Offender Registration Unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

In 1998, Brown was convicted of first-degree child molestation of the boy, whom he knew, the bulletin said.

That same year, while being investigated for another matter, Brown was found with about 300 women’s undergarments stolen from coin laundries.

Brown is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 134 pounds. He has red hair and brown eyes.

He is being monitored by the sheriff’s Sex Offender Registration Unit and the state Department of Corrections.

About 50 Level 3 sex offenders are registered in Clark County. Of these, several are homeless at any given time.

Corrections officers say it’s dangerous when high-risk sex offenders are homeless because they are difficult to keep track of. Several years ago, a homeless Level 3 murdered a 13-year-old girl in Hazel Dell.

For more information, visit http://communitynotification.com. Or call 360-397-2284.