Released sex offender arrested in Seattle



SEATTLE (AP) — A sex offender is back in custody one week after his release from Washington’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.

John J. Callahan was arrested Monday afternoon outside a mission in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

State Department of Corrections spokesman Chad Lewis told KOMO-TV ( ) Callahan violated terms of his release by crossing county lines without permission and failing to report to his community corrections officer. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail in Everett.

The 40-year-old had been convicted of child rape and molestation and had been locked up for 25 years.


Information from: KOMO-TV,