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Sex offender notification meeting set for Oct. 19 in Marysville

From left, Joseph Elias Hodgman and Christopher P. Hourihan are registered sex offenders who will be residing in the 15400 block of 51st Avenue NE in Marysville. - Photo courtesy of the Marysville Police Department.
From left, Joseph Elias Hodgman and Christopher P. Hourihan are registered sex offenders who will be residing in the 15400 block of 51st Avenue NE in Marysville.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Marysville Police Department.

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department will be holding a public notification meeting to release information regarding a Level II and a Level III sex offender residing within the city limits of Marysville.

Joseph Elias Hodgman and Christopher P. Hourihan have registered as sex offenders with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, and will be residing in the 15400 block of 51st Avenue NE in Marysville.

Hodgman is a 30-year-old white male who stands approximately 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. Hourihan is a 41-year-old white male who stands approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. Both have blonde hair and blue eyes.

The public meeting will take place Oct. 19 starting at 7 p.m., and will be held on the second floor of the Marysville Public Safety Building located at 1635 Grove St., in the Police Training Room.

According to official documents, Hodgman pled guilty in 2004 to child molestation in the first degree in Skagit County Superior Court, while Hourihan was found guilty in 2005 of the same charge. Hodgman was convicted for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl who was unknown to him on a single occasion, while Hourihan was convicted for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on three different occasions. During treatment, Hourihan also admitted to having sexually assaulted other girls between the ages of 5-15 years old.

Hodgman and Hourihan completed the sex offender treatment program while in prison. They've both served the sentences imposed on them by the courts and are not currently wanted by the police. They're currently under supervision with the Washington State Department of Corrections' Marysville Field Office.

This notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is the police department's belief that an informed public is a safer public. Level II sex offenders' risk assessments indicate a moderate risk of re-offense within the community at large, while Level III sex offenders' risk assessments indicate a high risk of re-offense.

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