Friday, November 20, 2009

David John Vernon - Repeat Sex Offender - Gets 10 years

  • Conviction Date: 2/1/1990 - Indecent liberties
  • Conviction Date: 1/25/1995 - Rape of a child in the second degree
  • Conviction Date: 10/16/2003 - Voyeurism

A Mossyrock man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after he was found guilty of two counts of voyeurism in September.

David John Vernon, 41, a convicted level three sex offender, installed viewing holes inside an outhouse at the Mossyrock Dam and watched women using the bathroom inside, according to court documents.
The fact that he was already a sex offender landed him an exceptional sentence of 60 months for each count, which Lewis County Superior Court Judge Nelson Hunt granted Wednesday.
Lewis County Prosecutor Michael Golden said it’s not the first time Vernon has been a criminal voyeur. In 2003, Vernon pleaded guilty to a count of voyeurism after he used a mirror to look up women’s skirts in Centralia and Chehalis, Golden said.

“The allegation was that he would get an excuse to bend down, and used a mirror in his wallet to look up skirts,” Golden said.

He’s been convicted of similar crimes in Lewis County dating back to 1988: multiple counts of indecent liberties, four counts of public indecency, second-degree rape, indecent exposure and failure to register as a sex offender.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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