The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office reported to the public Wednesday night, in accordance with state law, that a level three sex offender is has moved to the Silverdale area.
Sex offenders in Washington state are divided into three risk levels. Level one offenders are considered at low risk of re-offending. Level two offenders are those that are considered to present a moderate risk of re-offense. Level three offenders pose a high risk to re-offend within the community.
The offender, Devin Dozier, is now residing in the 9700 block of Ebbtide Lane NW in Silverdale. Dozier is a 6' tall, 215 lb., black male, age 20, with black hair and brown eyes.
A community meeting will be held, in accordance with state law, regarding Dozier's residence. The meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Poplar Room o the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale.
Dozier was convicted last month of "communicating with a minor for immoral purposes," after sending a minor sexually explicit text messages and nude photographs of himself, according to Kitsap County Sheriffs.
Dozier is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. The notice of his residence is legislative requirement, to keep neighbors informed.
"The sheriff's office has no legal authority to direct where a registered sex offender may or may nor reside," the sheriff's office said in a press release. "Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, these offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose."
Further information on registered sex offenders in Kitsap County can be found by contacting Detective Doug Dillard at 360 337-5617.