Sex offender moves to Clinton

A man convicted of sex crimes with underage children has moved into a home in Scatchet Head.

Kruger Adkison, 61, is still on probation. The Island County Sheriff’s Office has rated Adkison as a Level III sexual offender with high potential or risk to the public of re-offending. He is living in the 7900 block of Maple Point Drive in Clinton.

“This assessment is based upon Adkison’s history, records and other assessments,” said Sheriff Mark Brown.

Brown will hold a neighborhood meeting to discuss the issue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the Scatchet Head community clubhouse, 3742 Driftwood Drive.

Adkison has been convicted of multiple crimes.

In 1991, he was convicted of first-degree child molestation that stemmed from a case involving an 8-year-old female relative.

After his conviction in Washington, he moved to Alabama in 1995. In 2001, he was convicted in Alabama of first-degree sexual abuse with a different female relative, who was 10.

During the investigation of the Alabama crimes, Adkison was discovered with firearms and was subsequently convicted under federal law as a felon in possession of firearms. During this same investigation it was discovered that Adkison had failed to register as a sex offender.

Adkison is under federal probation supervision for the firearm conviction until 2011 and his Alabama sex crime convictions until 2010.

He was released from a halfway house on May 24 to his own home on house arrest due to medical conditions.

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