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Level III sex offender to reside in Central Kitsap

Kenneth Ronald Dewey - Courtesy photo
Kenneth Ronald Dewey
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Level III sex offender Kenneth Ronald Dewey, 53, is scheduled to be released from prison Thursday, April 9 and notified the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) that he intends to reside in the 500 block of NE Walker Road in Central Kitsap.

"(Dewey's) previous criminal history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend," Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer stated in a news release.

Dewey was convicted of third-degree rape in 1996 after sexually assaulting a woman while on their first date, according to court documents. He was sentenced to life in prison, without parole, because this conviction was his third violent offense, according to KCSO.

The case was appealed in 1999 and his conviction was changed to third-degree assault with sexual motivation, stalking and perjury. He was re-sentenced to 210 months incarceration.

Dewey was convicted of third-degree rape in 1993 and again convicted of third-degree rape in 1994 for raping two other female victims, according to KCSO.

While incarcerated, Dewey refused to participate in sex offender treatment and received several infractions for sexual harassment and indecent exposure.

A community notification meeting concerning Dewey will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in the Poplar Room of the Silverdale Community Center, located at 9729 Silverdale Way NW in Silverdale.

Deputy Pete Ball, KCSO Community Resource Officer, is available to assist communities in establishing block or neighborhood watch programs and to provide the public with information on personal safety. He may be contacted at (360) 337-7074.

For more information on registered sex offenders in Kitsap County, call KCSO Detective Doug Dillard at (360) 337-5617.

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