Sex offender update



Shaun Lynn Appelman, 31, classified as a Level 3 sex offender, has moved to the 3300 block of East 18th Street, east of Grand Boulevard.

Level 3 sex offenders are considered the most likely to commit new sex crimes, according to a bulletin from the Sex Offender Registration Unit of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Appelman has been convicted of first-degree child molestation of a girl, beginning when she was a year old until she was 7; and third-degree assault with sexual motivation of a 16-year-old acquaintance while the boy was sleeping.

Appelman is white, 6 feet tall and 205 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

He is not being sought by police. He is monitored by the sheriff’s registration unit, the Sex Offender Tracking Unit of the Vancouver Police Department, and the state Department of Corrections.

Officials who work with Level 3 sex offenders say it’s best when they have a home, as Appelman now does, because police and corrections officers can keep better track of them. Typically, about 50 Level 3 sex offenders are registered as living in Clark County, with several of them listed as homeless.

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