BREMERTON — One registered sex offender has recently moved to Bremerton and another, a current resident, changed addresses within the city, according to the Bremerton Police Department.
Both are registered Level 3 sex offenders. This designation indicates what police consider to be the most likely to potentially re-offend.
Christopher S. Smith is a white male, 36, 5-foot-6-inches tall and 145 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. According to official court documents, Smith was convicted of third-degree child molestation in 1998. In 2004, he was convicted of third-degree attempted rape of a child.
Smith has registered with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to live in the 5800 block of Wilmont Street. within city limits.
Kenneth R. Dewey is a white male described as being 60, 5-foot-10-inches tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes.
In 1993, he pled guilty to third-degree rape. In 1994, he pled guilty to still another third-degree rape charge. He was convicted of rape in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison and without the possibility of parole because it was his third conviction. The case was appealed in 1999, and his conviction was changed to third-degree assault with sexual motivation, stalking and perjury. He was re-sentenced to 210 months.
He will be living in a residence in the 900 block of Washington Street.
The Bremerton Police Department emphasized that while both Smith and Dewey have been convicted of sexual offenses, each has served the sentence imposed by the court. Neither are currently wanted by police.
Police remind the public that it is a crime to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. Such abuse of public information could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notifications, police department officials said.
Bremerton Police Department’s Community Resource Unit is available to help residents set up neighborhood watches and provide useful information on personal safety. If you have concerns or have witnessed criminal activity, contact the Bremerton Police Department at 360-473-5231.