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Sheriffs office holds sex offender meeting

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The Snohomish County Sheriffs Office plans to hold a community meeting about a registered sex offender living in the 7600 block of Ray Fryberg Drive in Marysville.
The informational meeting is scheduled for
7 p.m., May 9, at the Quil Ceda Elementary School multi-purpose room at 2415 74th Street NE in Marysville.
Eugenio Enrique Fernandez, a level 3 registered sex offender, is a 40-year-old male who has brown eyes, black hair, is 55 tall and weighs 180 pounds.
According to official documents Fernandez pled guilty in Cowlitz County Superior Court to one count of rape in the first degree and one count of theft in the second degree. During his most recent incarceration Fernandez received two infractions involving sexual misconduct. Fernandez is on active supervision with the Department of Corrections Marysville office.
Fernandez has served his sentence imposed on him by the courts and has advised the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office that he will be living at the above address. Fernandez is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is believed that an informed public is a safer public.
The Snohomish County Sheriffs Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court-ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever they choose, according to the notification sent out by the Sheriffs Office. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until the passage of the Community Protection Act of 1990 (which mandates sex offender registration) that law enforcement even knew where they where living. In many cases, law enforcement is not able to share that information with you. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Further, such abuse could potentially end law enforcements ability to do community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.

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