Sex offender update



Two high-risk sex offenders, one who choked a young woman unconscious, have registered as living homeless in Clark County, and a third has found a home in downtown Vancouver.

Kevin Scott Danielson, John Francis Ammons and Patrick Robin King are classified as Level 3 sex offenders, the group considered most likely to commit new sex crimes, according to bulletins from the Sex Offender Registration Unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

• Danielson, 39, has been convicted of first-degree sex abuse, for victimizing a 4-year-old girl and two boys, ages 6 and 7.

He’s also been convicted of first-degree assault and second-degree burglary, for unlawfully entering the home of a 19-year-old woman while she slept. He held a knife to her throat while trying to remove her shirt and choked her unconscious. When she awoke, her keys and vehicle were missing, the bulletin said.

Danielson is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes — and is homeless, a bulletin said.

• Ammons, 35, recently was released from the Clark County Jail and also has registered as being homeless.

Ammons has been convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and third-degree rape of a child, officials said. His victims were a 6-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl.

In 1998, 1999 and 2007, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender.

Ammons is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 190 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

• King, 58, has moved to the 100 block of East Sixth Street, his bulletin said.

King has been convicted of indecent liberties with an 8-year-old girl whom he was baby-sitting, and threatening to kill her if she told others about the abuse; and first-degree child molestation of a 5-year-old girl while she slept.

He is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 210 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes.

King drives a gray 1983 Pontiac Firebird with Washington license AAG7380 and a white 1977 Tioga 23-foot motor home with Washington license 111VJP.

The three men are not being sought by police.

Danielson is monitored by officers with the sheriff’s unit and Vancouver Police Department’s Sex Offender Tracking Unit.

Ammons and King are monitored by both of those units and the state Department of Corrections.

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

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