Sex offender update

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photoJoseph L. Barber
photoPatrick R. King
photoDennis R. Mason

Three level III sex offenders, considered most likely to re-offend, have recently registered at new addresses in Vancouver. None are wanted by police at this time.

• Joseph L. Barber, 26, was recently released from the Airway Heights Corrections Center and moved to the 1000 block of West 12th Street. In 2003, he pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted child molestation. According to court documents, Barber, then 15, sexually assaulted a 3-year-old male relative. In 2011, he was convicted of third-degree rape for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman he knew.

He's described as 6 feet tall and 152 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He will be monitored by the Washington State Department of Corrections, the Vancouver Police Department Sex Offender Tracking Unit and the Clark County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registration Unit.

• Patrick R. King, 61, recently registered as a transient. King was convicted of indecent liberties in 1984. He sexually abused a 8-year-old girl while baby-sitting her, according to court documents. He threatened to kill the victim if she disclosed the assault. In 1997, he pleaded guilty to first-degree child molestation of a 5-year-old girl whom he knew.

He's described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 210 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. He's known to drive a white 1977 Tioga motor home, with Washington license plates AHM6570, along with a gray 1983 Pontiac Firebird with plates AAG7380.

He will be monitored by the sex offender tracking and registration units.

• Dennis R. Mason, 52, moved to the 3500 block of U Street.

In 1984, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment. He became upset with a waitress, followed her to her car and grabbed her through the driver's side window, demanding that she kiss him and go with him to his apartment. She was able to break from his grip and drive away.

Five years later, he pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation and first-degree attempted child molestation. The crimes were committed while he was baby-sitting two girls, ages 6 and 8, and a 5-year-old boy.

Mason is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. He will be monitored by the sex offender tracking and registration units.