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 www.piercesheriff.org.

Herbert O. Vannest

Age: 42.

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

Where registered to live: 3700 block of North Baltimore 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 Yglesia at 253-591-5869.

Dedrick D. Buffington

Age: 31.

Description: 5 feet 10 and 187 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 2500 block of Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 2003 of third-degree child rape in King County for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Convicted eight times of failure to register as a sex offender from 2003 to 2011.

Sex offender treatment: Has not participated in a treatment program while incarcerated.

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

Troy S. Parsons

Age: 47.

Description: 5 feet 4 and 155 pounds, bald with hazel eyes.

Where registered to live: 3600 block of South Tyler Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 2000 of first-degree child rape, second-degree child rape and second-degree assault with sexual motivation in Thurston County for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old girls. Convicted in 1993 of fourth-degree assault for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

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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