Crime

Sex offender registrations in Pierce County

Level 3 sex offender Cecil Baiz has moved to 1300 block of South Ninth Street, Tacoma.
Level 3 sex offender Cecil Baiz has moved to 1300 block of South Ninth Street, Tacoma. Courtesy

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 Sheriff’s Department’s website at piercesheriff.org.

Kevin A. Ambers

Age: 57.

Description: 5 feet 11, 240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 7200 block of South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted of second-degree rape in King County in 1985 for sexually assaulting and threatening to kill a 17-year-old woman he had just met. Convicted of first- and second-degree rape, and first- and second-degree robbery in 1988 for separate incidents in which he robbed and sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint, and for dragging a woman into a stairwell before robbing and sexually assaulting her.

Sex offender treatment: Participated in treatment at the Special Commitment Center.

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

Dedrick D. Buffington

Age: 33.

Description: 5 feet 11, 187 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 1100 block of South Highland Avenue, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted of third-degree child rape in King County in 2003 for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he had never met. Convicted eight times for failing to register as a sex offender between 2003 and 2011.

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

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

Cecil Baiz

Age: 57.

Description: 5 feet 8, 180 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 1300 block of South Ninth Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1987 of second-degree assault for sexually assaulting a co-worker. Convicted of first-degree child molestation in King County in 1995 for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl he knew.

Sex offender treatment: Participated minimally in a treatment program while at the Special Commitment Center.

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

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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