Crime

Sex offender registrations in Pierce County

Mitchell Gaff
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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.

Mitchell Gaff

Age: 58.

Description: 5 feet 9 and 190 pounds, gray with hazel eyes.

Where registered to live: 2300 block of Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1980 of second-degree assault and second-degree burglary in Snohomish County for binding and sexually assaulting a woman while she worked in her yard. Convicted in 1984 on two counts of first-degree rape in Snohomish County for breaking into a house and sexually assaulting two teenage sisters.

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

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

Jeffrey Warbus

Age: 48.

Description: 5 feet 9 and 135 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes.

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

Criminal history: Convicted 1996 of assault of a child with sexual motivation in Pierce County for sexually assaulting a young boy. Convicted in 2002 of attempted first-degree rape of a child and two counts of first-degree child molestation in King County for inappropriately touching two boys and a girl.

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

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

Ronald Valentine

Age: 67.

Description: 5 feet 11 and 290 pounds, gray hair with brown eyes.

Where registered to live: 4400 block of East K Street, Tacoma.

Criminal history: Convicted in 1971 of sodomy and assault with intent to ravish in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Convicted in 1991 of fourth-degree assault in Spokane County for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl. Convicted in 1995 of first-degree child molestation in Walla Walla County for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

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

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

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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