• Police looking for level 3 sex offender who failed to report in


    Police are looking for a sex offender they say is at a high risk to re-offend.

    Abraham Bates was released from custody Saturday for failure to register and was required to report in on Monday, which he failed to do.  He was also required to report to the Department of Corrections on that same day, which he also failed to do. 

     Bates is known to frequent the north areas of Mason County and the south areas of Kitsap County.

    Authorities said Bates has recently absconded again from his registration requirements.

     He is required to register as a sex offender for a guilty plea in 2010 for third-degree attempted rape, first-degree criminal trespass with sexual motivation and possession of methamphetamine.

    Police said Bates was 25 when he contacted a 50-year-old woman in an apartment complex laundry area, began removing his clothing, informed the woman he was going to rape her and proceeded to grab the woman, who was able to escape. 

    Later, Bates entered a neighbor’s apartment where a 25-year-old woman was inside, began removing his clothing, informed the woman he was going to rape her and advanced toward the woman. 

    She was able to force Bates out of her apartment, but he was later able to get back inside. 

    Police arrived before Bates was able to carry out his threats. 

    According to both women, Bates appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

    Police said Bates is a level 2 registered sex offender, but due to him absconding from his registration requirements, he is considered a high risk and is now deemed a level 3 sex offender.

    Bates is on Department of Corrections supervision and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    Bates is described as white, 28 years old, 6 feet tall and 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

    Anyone who sees Bates should not approach him and should instead call 911.

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