Sex-offender update




Two convicted sex offenders who targeted young girls have moved to Clark County, one to west Vancouver and the other to the Minnehaha area.

Royce Zane Goodenough, 50, and Joseph Leofredo Garcia, 43, are classified as Level 3 sex offenders, among about 50 in Clark County who are considered most likely to commit new sex crimes, according to bulletins from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registration Unit.

• Goodenough lives in the 1500 block of Kauffman Avenue, near West Mill Plain Boulevard.

He was convicted of three counts of first-degree child molestation of a 10-year-old girl.

He is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes.

He drives a black 1997 Jeep Wrangler with Washington license ACF1654 and a black 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle with Washington license 776859, the bulletin said.

• Garcia will live in the 4600 block of Northeast 28th Avenue, in the Minnehaha area west of St. James Road.

He has been convicted of third-degree rape of a child, a 15-year-old girl; indecent exposure to a 17-year-old girl he asked to perform oral sex; and third-degree rape of another child, a 15-year-old girl, the bulletin said.

He is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds, with brown eyes and gray hair.

Goodenough and Garcia are not being sought by police. They are monitored by the sheriff’s registration unit and the Sex Offender Tracking Unit of the Vancouver Police Department.

Garcia, recently released from prison, also is being monitored by the state Department of Corrections.

The Columbian’s policy is to publish a story and photo when Level 3 sex offenders move to or change addresses in Clark County, or become homeless here.

By constitutional law, convicted sex offenders who have served their prison sentences can generally live where they choose, unless there’s a special court order. For more information, visit or call 360-397-2284.