Level III sex offender to live in Kitsap

Jeremy David Lelko - Courtesy photo
Jeremy David Lelko
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Level III sex offender Jeremy David Lelko, 30, is scheduled to be released from prison Friday, July 3 after having been incarcerated with the Washington State Department of Corrections since August 2000.

Lelko has registered with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as a transient with no fixed address. As a transient, he is required to check in with the sheriff’s office once a week.

“(Lelko’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.

Lelko was convicted of third-degree child molestation in 1998 after having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents. In 2000, he was convicted of first- and second-degree child molestation after sexually assaulting two 7-year-old girls and a 9-year-old girl. The victims were known to Lelko.

As a juvenile, he was convicted of burglary and possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcoholic intoxicants, according to KCSO.

Lelko was charged with numerous infractions in prison and refused to participate in sex offender treatment.

Because Lelko is a transient, no community meeting is scheduled.

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 Detective Doug Dillard at (360) 337-5617.

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