Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sex offenders in custody on McNeil Island find pornography

MCNEIL ISLAND, Wash. -- Restrictions at the Special Commitment Center for sex predators on McNeil Island haven't been able to totally block pornography.

In the past two years, at least four of the residents have been charged with possessing illegal pornography and officials are investigating several others.In the latest case last month the FBI arrested a 49-year-old child molester who had computer CDs of child pornography in his room.
King County's lead sex predator prosecutor, David Hackett, told The Seattle Times the center has a serious problem with contraband.

The center superintendent, Henry Richards, says it's limited in what it can control because it's not a prison. While inmates are held there for treatment they have access to computers.
The center holds 267 residents who are considered too dangerous to release.

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