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Community meeting on registered sex offender

ARLINGTON A registered sex offender is living in Arlington and the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office will meet with the community to answer questions about him.
Larry Alvin Amondson is not wanted by the police at this time, but he was convicted in 1977 in Lewis County of one count of rape in the second degree, in 1986 in Snohomish County of one count of indecent liberties, and in 1992 in Snohomish County again of two counts of child molestation in the first degree. Amondson was also arrested in 2005 for violations of his conditions while on supervision. He is no longer on supervision.
In the 1977 case, Amondson was sentenced to no more than 10 years in prison. The victim was an unknown 15-year-old female. Amondson was introduced to the victim when she was spending the night with a friend. He was left alone with the victim and physically attacked and raped her.
In the 1986 case, Amondson was again sentenced to no more than 10 years in prison. Amondson formed a relationship for six months with a single mother. Three days after moving in with her, he sexually assaulted the 4-year-old female victim while left babysitting her.
In the 1992 case, Amondson was sentenced to 188 months in prison. Amondson was introduced to a family and agreed to help out with household chores. He spent the majority of his time assisting the family, which included spending time alone with the 11-year-old female victim. He sexually assaulted the victim on numerous occasions over a one-month period. In the second count of child molestation, Amondson sexually assaulted the 9-year-old female victim who was a friend of the other victim. Amondson has admitted sexual assaults against numerous female child victims since his age of 12. He attended sex offender treatment during this incarceration. He was considered for civil commitment but was found not to meet the criteria.
In 2005, Amondson was at Kayak Point County Park, and over a one-month period, he had contact with many minors. Amondson obtained the name, address and phone number of one minor and kept calling this 14-year-old, wanting to take him out to dinner, for rides and to the park. On July 30, 2005, a detective with the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office took numerous photos of Amondson having contact with and talking to minors while he was on the fishing pier, and Amondson was arrested. He was again referred for civil commitment and was again found not to meet the criteria. He was released from jail for these violations on
Nov. 7, 2005.
Amondson is a level three sex offender who has served the sentences imposed on him by the courts, and he is living on the 12400 block of 240th Street NE in Arlington. A community meeting to discuss Amondson is scheduled Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room of Presidents Elementary, at 505 E. Third St. in Arlington. The Snohomish County Sheriffs Office is authorized to inform the public of a sex offenders release, but it has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live, unless court-ordered restrictions exist.
The Sheriffs Office reminds citizens that they may not threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders, especially since such citizen abuse could potentially end the ability of the Sheriffs Office to do community notifications. However, the crime prevention officers of the Sheriffs Office will be available to help citizens set up block watches, and provide them with useful information on personal safety.
Amondson has gray hair, blue eyes, is six feet three inches tall, weighs 320 pounds and was born Aug. 5, 1954. For further information about him, you may view his complete bulletin at the Sheriffs Office Web site, at www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Sheriff/Services/Sex_Offender.

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