June 10, 2008 · Updated 8:28 PM
Level III sex offender
relocates to Kitsap
PORT ORCHARD The Kitsap County Sheriffs Office is advising the public of a 58-year-old convicted sex offender who is expected to be a transient resident in Kitsap County.
James Patrick Jacobs was released from incarceration with the Washington State Department of Corrections April 6, after being in prison since April 1995. Since he has no permanent address, he is required to check in with the KCSO once a week. He is registered as a Level III sex offender, which means his previous criminal history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.
Jacobs is 6 feet 2 inches tall, 190 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
According to court documents, Jacobs was convicted in 1989 for second degree child molestation after he molested an underage girl he knew. He was sentenced to 14 months and released in 1990.
In 1995, Jacobs was convicted of first degree rape of a child after he sexually assaulted a female juvenile he knew through the church he attended at the time. Investigative reports indicate that Jacobs had told the victim that he would kill her if she told anyone.
Records also indicate that while employed at a hospital in Oregon, he was fired for allegedly fondling a female patient. Due to his denial of his current offense, Jacobs was found to be non-amenable for the sex offender treatment program.
The sheriffs office issues sex offender notices to make the public aware, not increase fear, KCSO officials said, as an informed public is a safer public.
The Sheriffs Community Resource Officer, Deputy Pete Ball, is available to assist communities in establishing block or neighborhood watch programs and to provide the public with information on personal safety. He can be reached at (360) 337-7074.
For further information on registered sex offenders in Kitsap County, contact Detective Doug Dillard at (360) 337-5617.