Mason County sex offender missing
MASON COUNTY, Wash. – A convicted child rapist [Ed: what they should say here is that he was a "child" when he "raped" another child] who is considered at high risk to reoffend has vanished and police want people to keep an eye out for him.
Joshuah Adam Briggs, 20, was living in Belfair, but has not been seen in some time.
Briggs was convicted of first-degree child rape in 2000 when he was 13-years-old of raping a nine-year-old girl. He also admitted to sexually assaulting the girl on another occasion.

Last June, Briggs moved from Yakima County to Mason County, but did not tell authorities. He was arrested and pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.
Now, because of this latest disappearance from the Belfair area, the Mason County Sheriff's Office has raised his sex offender status from Level One to Level Three, meaning he is considered at high risk to strike again. Brigg is white, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
If you see him, police say to call them immediately, but do not approach him. [Ed: Oh, please! As if he's terribly dangerous! This is a perfect example of the press printing whatever the hell the police ask them to print. Also, this is a good time to point out that the word "rape" as it is used to describe sex acts with minors is about as reliably accurate as the term "sexually violent predator". Take it with an entire box of salt!]

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