Sex offender notification meeting Nov. 12

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department is conducting a public notification meeting to release information regarding a level three sex offender residing within the city limits of Marysville.

Jason Allen Suydam has registered as a sex offender with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office and will be residing in the 4900 block of 61st Street NE in Marysville. Suydam is a 34-year-old white male who stands approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 195 pounds. He has brown hair and blue-colored eyes.

The public meeting will be held Nov. 12 starting at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Marysville Public Safety Building, located at 1635 Grove St., in the Fire Department Training Room.

According to official documents, in 1998 Suydam pled guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court to one count of rape of a child in the first degree and one count of child molestation in the first degree. Additionally, Suydam was convicted of three counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. These convictions were the result of Suydam sexually assaulting as many as 10 known male victims between the ages of 6-12 years old. Suydam used a position of authority to gain access to and gain the trust of his victims. He also babysat some victims on a regular basis during the time he was sexually assaulting them. Suydam has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts and is not currently wanted by the police. He is currently under supervision with the Department of Corrections Marysville office.

This notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. Level three sex offenders are those offenders whose risk assessments indicate a high risk of re-offense within the community at large.

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