Bothell Police Detectives, in partnership with the US Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, located and arrested a registered sex offender on new charges, following an intensive investigation.
The suspect faces multiple felony counts of attempted sex crimes involving a minor. He was booked in the King County Jail.
This investigation and arrest serves as another reminder of how important it is for parents and kids to learn together about online dangers.
There are many free educational resources available to families, including timely and age-appropriate NetSmartz videos. The videos are organized by age groups (Elementary, Middle and High School) and help kids and parents learn valuable thinking and questioning skills that can help kids stay safe while online.
The NetSmartz videos are just some of the resources available to help parents and educators, created by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
See Something? Say Something. Report it immediately if you suspect online enticement or the sexual exploitation of a child. Call 911. If you're unsure what to do, you can call the Bothell Police non-emergency line 425-486-1254.
Contact the FBI with your tip: tips.fbi.gov, or contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-843-5678 or report.cybertip.org