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Sex offender moving to Lagoon Point

A convicted rapist to be released from prison next week will be settling in the Lagoon Point area after spending seven years behind bars.

Troy Eugene Salmon, 39, will begin living at a residence in the 3600 block of Oceanside Road when he arrives in the Greenbank area Jan. 15. He was convicted in 1993 of raping a woman he met in a bar in Seattle. According to the Island County Sheriff's Office, Salmon struck his victim a number of times before forcing her to have sexual intercourse with him.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Smith said Thursday that the county's sex offender review board is classifying Salmon as a Category 2 sex offender. That means the board considers him a moderate risk to commit another sex crime.

Information from the sheriff's office describes Salmon as 6 feet tall, about 164 pounds, and with black hair and brown eyes. He has served his sentence for the rape conviction at Twin Rivers Correctional Facility.

Salmon served an extra 13 months in addition to his rape sentence on a second conviction for escaping from detention after the trial for his original crime. During his trial and since then, Salmon has denied committing a sex offense. The state found him unwilling to participate in a sexual deviancy treatment program.

In addition to the rape, Salmon has a criminal history that includes armed robbery, possession of various illegal narcotics, DUI, and theft. Once he moves to Island County, he must register as a sex offender with the sheriff's office and keep the agency apprised of where he chooses to live within the county. He is also under supervision of the state Department of Corrections for the next two years.

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