Sex Offender Has Registered as Being Homeless at SW 148th & First Ave S.
Det. Michael Luchau with the King County Sheriff’s Office alerts us that a Level 3 risk sex offender has registered as being homeless in Burien, listing the cross-streets of SW 148th Street and First Ave South (map below) as his address.
The registered sex offender’s name is Keith Neal (pictured above), who is described as a 23-year old African-American male, 5’10” tall, 165lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.
According to the KCSO, a Level 3 Sex Offender is “considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence.”
“I am requesting community notification bulletins to be sent to the businesses and residents that live in the area of where he registered as being homeless,” Luchau said.
Here’s more info on Neal, according to the KCSO website:
IN 2003, WHEN KEITH NEAL WAS 14 YEARS OLD, HE ATTEMPTED TO HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH TWO BOYS THAT HE KNEW. THE BOYS WERE 7 AND 11 YEARS OLD.
THE INCIDENTS WERE REPORTED IN 2004.
NEAL WAS SENTENCED IN 2005.
NEAL WAS RELEASED FROM CONFINEMENT IN 2007.
SINCE NEAL IS REGISTERED AS BEING HOMELESS HE IS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE KING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WEEKLY.
The KCSO website also defines the different sex offender levels as:
- Level 1: The vast majority of registered sex offenders are classified as Level 1 offenders. They are considered at low risk to re-offend. These individuals may be first time offenders and they usually know their victims.
- Level 2 offenders have a moderate risk of re-offending. They generally have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes. These crimes may be predatory with the offender using a position of trust to commit their crimes. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the damage they have done to their victims.
- Level 3 offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.
If you have questions or concerns about this case, please contact the King County Sheriff’s Office Registered Sex Offender Unit at (206) 263-2120.