This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
Thanks, King County.
Prosecutors there have struck a deal with Andre Brigham Young, a violent sex offender who was convicted of raping six South Sound women over a 23-year period, to be released from the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.
But he won’t be living in King County. He’s registered as a Level 3 sex offender (the class most likely to offend) at a Tacoma address: the 2100 block of South M Street.
Releasing Young to Pierce County isn’t the problem: This is considered his “county of origin” due to the fact that his first rape conviction, in 1963, was here. He also raped women in King and Thurston counties. Read more »