Crime

Sex offenders register to live in Pierce County

The following convicted sex offenders have recently registered to live in Pierce County.

Each is categorized as a Level 3 sex offender — those considered most likely to commit similar crimes. None is wanted by law enforcement officers at this time.

All convicted sex offenders registered to live in Tacoma and Pierce County are listed on the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s website at piercesheriff.org.

Herbert O. Vannest

Age: 42.

Description: 5 feet 4 and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 8800 block of South Hosmer Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1993 of first-degree child rape in Pierce County for repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in a treatment program while incarcerated.

For more information: Call Tacoma police detectives Douglas Fuller at 253-591-5989 or Christie Yglesias at 253-591-5869.

Christopher M. Scales

Age: 43.

Description: 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 800 block of South Trafton Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 2003 of second-degree assault with sexual motivation in Pierce County for assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender in Pierce County.

Sex offender treatment: Did not participate in a treatment program while incarcerated.

For more information: Call detectives Fuller at 253-591-5989 or Yglesias at 253-591-5869.

Bruce J. Brooks

Age: 46.

Description: 5 feet 9 and 210 pounds, with brown hair with brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 900 block of South 72nd Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1992 of first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping in King County for abducting and sexually assaulting a woman he didn’t know.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in a treatment program while incarcerated.

For more information: Call detectives Fuller at 253-591-5989 or Yglesias at 253-591-5869.

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