West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 sex-offender notifications

It’s been almost a year since the first time Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon circulated a notification of level-3 sex offenders moving into local neighborhoods. Today, he’s sent a new notification about two now living in West Seattle:

In an effort to keep you informed, and in our constant attempts to reduce future victimization, we want to let you know about level 3 sex offenders that have recently moved into Southwest Precinct neighborhoods.

· Nichalas Beaver, 24 year-old Asian/Pacific Islander male, is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 2300 Block of SW California Ave. Mr. Beaver is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision.

· Muche (John) Whidby, 62 year-old African American male, is a level 3 registered sex offender who has recently moved to the 7900 Block of Delridge WY SW. Mr. Whidby is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision.

Det. Fields from the Seattle Police Department’s Sex Offender Detail is assigned to check on these offenders and verify their information.

To learn more about these offenders and to see their photos, please visit the King County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender website and search by their names. You will also find personal safety tips and resources on this site.

If you have further questions about these offenders, contact Michelle McRae of the Seattle Police Sex Offender Detail at (206) 684-5581 or e-mail at michelle.mcrae@seattle.gov.

To register to receive an email alert whenever a published offender registers within one mile of your desired addresses, go to (this) link.

Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend. It is normal to feel upset, angry and worried about a registered sex offender living in your community. The Community Notification Act of 1990 requires sex offenders to register in the community where they live. The law also allows local law enforcement to make the public aware about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders. Since these offenders have completed their sentences, they are free to live where they wish. Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment. Any actions taken against the listed sex offenders could result in arrest and prosecution as it is against the law to use this information in any way to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. The SPD Sex offender detectives will check on these offenders every 3 months to verify our information.

The single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They have to feel comfortable discussing sensitive matters with you. Teach your children that they should not be asked to touch anyone in the bathing suit areas of their body or allow anyone to touch them in those areas. Teach them types of situations to avoid. It is not good enough to tell a child to avoid strangers. Please remember that children are most often molested by someone they or their parents know.

The link for looking up whether sex offenders live in your area has long been on the WSB Crime Watch page – here’s ” target=”_blank”>the direct link.

40 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 sex-offender notifications"

  • BretM June 3, 2013 (3:05 pm)

    In case you were wondering, the 2300 block of CA is across the street from WSHS. Just in case you wanted to know.

    • WSB June 3, 2013 (3:44 pm)

      Bret, no, it’s not. Not far, but – WSHS is 3000 California SW. Hiawatha is 2700, Safeway is 2622 (across from Lafayette) – 2300 block is Admiral Theater and vicinity.

  • Homer June 3, 2013 (3:45 pm)

    I thought it was near Angelina’s and Yen Wor Village……

  • resident June 3, 2013 (3:45 pm)

    With the odd stranger attempt in White Center yesterday of a 3 yr old (I think it was) we all really need to be aware!

  • Alki Resident June 3, 2013 (3:48 pm)

    Homefacts.com shows a picture of Beaver and it appears he raped only 8 yrs ago. and Im not happy that he’s living in our wonderful Admiral district where TONS of children reside.

  • hi June 3, 2013 (4:00 pm)

    A lot of the offenders in the WS area are convicted rapists. I didn’t ck on these ones but when I’ve done a radius search in the past a lot of the level 3’s were not pedophiles but rapists. That said we all should look out. Seriously God Bless those detectives what a difficult job.

  • LauraU June 3, 2013 (4:13 pm)

    This Beaver guy is Level III so he’s considered high risk for re-offending and they let him live within blocks of a major school and recreation center?!?!? I admit that I am freaked out to know he’s within 2 blocks of my home even though I consider myself fairly open-minded about giving people a chance. Level III is no joke though especially since he was obviously tried as an adult when he was 13ish, so I’d be very interested to get a better understanding of what he did. Are we able to get that kind of information? Thanks!

    • WSB June 3, 2013 (4:39 pm)

      Looking up court information is indeed relatively easy. However, beware those aggregation sites – they are automated and may not provide accurate locations. (The official sex-offender link is in our story, fwiw.) For more information on anyone with a felony case in court, you can research people directly through Washington Court Search, and if you get an account for court documents (costs per page) you can look up accessible documents. Just for starters, the most interesting recent charge against Beaver was failure to register as a sex offender, because he had registered as “homeless” in 2010 but apparently not kept up the subsequent requirement to check in with the Sheriff’s Office weekly. He pleaded guilty to that in October 2010, according to the Washington Court Search docket, then came proceedings for alleged violation of conditions, and so on. Prior to that, he also was charged with “failure to report” in 2009, but that case appears to have eventually been dismissed … TR

  • LauraU June 3, 2013 (4:31 pm)

    Here’s what the website says about Level 3 sex offenders (SCARY!): Level 3 offenders are considered to have a high risk to re-offend. They usually have one or more victims and may have committed prior crimes of violence. They may not know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s) and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.

  • flimflam June 3, 2013 (4:32 pm)

    its really a shame that folks really believe that you can rehabilitate these people…

  • Vanessa June 3, 2013 (5:27 pm)

    If we can’t ship them off to a far away island with other just like them, how about the State(?) pay and deliver salt peter pizza twice a week?
    (Isn’t that what they gave the soldiers during the war, to help keep the labido down)?

  • datamuse June 3, 2013 (5:47 pm)

    Vanessa: No.

  • andy June 3, 2013 (5:53 pm)

    salt peter


  • BrassyMomma June 3, 2013 (6:07 pm)


    No no no >:(

    That’s too close to our schools and community centers – what?!

    I say neighbourhood watch en masse when the schools let out!

  • no cameras June 3, 2013 (6:21 pm)

    How about setting up more cameras?
    Maybe strap one on them…..

  • QQman June 3, 2013 (6:30 pm)

    What if, instead of freaking out, you give the guy a chance, and just in case, teach your children to be safe. You know, easy stuff like not talking to strangers, walking in groups, a swift kick to the groin and run for help, etc. I don’t freak out, because I know when the time comes, my daughter will be able to do the right thing, and it probably won’t be going out on a witch hunt!

  • Georgia Mom June 3, 2013 (6:45 pm)

    There is a pedophile right now from WS that was recently caught, and is in jail awaiting trial for first degree child molestation of a 7 yo developmentally disabled child. There were other victims previously. There was nothing in the papers at all, and the neighbors, who let their children play in the alley behind his house, would be absolutely shocked if they knew. THIS is what I think is more worrisome – the ones who aren’t caught or convicted yet, that are in the community. Teach your children what to do.

  • cratewasher June 3, 2013 (7:51 pm)

    Just think of all the other sex offenders we know nothing about; those are ones you have to worry about…

  • Heidi A June 3, 2013 (8:01 pm)

    Just have to comment on teaching kids that they shouldn’t talk to strangers, it can create some unhealthy anxiety. I try to teach my kids “street smarts”, trust your gut, not all strangers are bad, and if you feel unsafe or if you’re lost at a store/on a field trip, look for the right kind of stranger for help – other moms and dads with kids.

    Also, as the police department email notes, Children are far more likely to be assaulted by someone they know. Make sure your kids know that no matter what anyone says to them, you don’t keep secrets from mom and dad and they’ll never be in trouble if someone touches their privates. Read the book “The Right Touch” with your children.

  • community member June 3, 2013 (8:35 pm)

    Having information is good, it can help everyone stay safer, AND it can help the community support each other. And yes, folks, even the young man IS a member of our community, like it or not.
    And as far as whether it’s okay for him to be around kids, well, they did allow him to attend the local K-8 school AFTER his crime was committed. I don’t know how it was decided at the time that that was okay, (and maybe it wasn’t a good decision), but it’s not like he just suddenly teleported in to threaten our neighborhood kids.
    Ten years ago it was surprising to learn that classmates knew he was an offender, and school officials, but other parents at the K-8 didnt know.
    Use the information. Talk to your kids about safety. Thank your block watch captain. Join the PTA. Ask the school district whether there are classmates who have offended.
    And if you see your sex-offender neighbor, say hello just as you would for any other neighbor. Not saying invite him in your home, or become close friends or anything, but be decent and treat him like a person.

  • WS parent June 3, 2013 (8:54 pm)

    Good point Heidi A. I reviewed all those things with my boys today after hearing of the recent attempts at kidnappings that I heard on the news today.

  • mama3boys June 3, 2013 (9:14 pm)

    I am not “freaking out” QQman – but “not talking to strangers” and “giving the guy a chance” is not what scientific research, experts in the field, and my personal 10 years working with child abuse victims taught me. Sex offenders, especially child predators are savvy and tricky and are in most cases known to the victim.

    These men are Level III – which while it’s very unlikely my kids will ever be around them – does make them (in a system that (always) guts the sentencing) dudes you don’t want your children to be exposed to. Childhood victimizations can literally take seconds at a park, playground, bathroom, school, pool, etc…

    So it’s a conversation to have with kids about strangers probably being OK, but that their are rules in our family about how to stay safe around ALL adults stranger or not.

    http://savvyparentssafekids.com/ is a great resource that takes it way past “just kick him in the nuts”.

    And for the record, sex offenders don’t stop offending with “reduced libido” medication or procedures or treatment. Ask any person who has worked with child abuse victims or is a victim – they don’t just use sexual organs to rape their victims. Without being graphic I can tell you as a fact that many, MANY of my clients were assaulted by body parts not including the male genitalia and/or any number of household objects by persons who had been “treated”.

    Again – check out http://savvyparentssafekids.com/ for information about how to talk with your children about being safe, and a great list of “rules” for families at http://savvyparentssafekids.com/safety-tips-recommended-reading/93-2/

    I don’t work for Savvy Parents Safe Kids – but I’ve had probably 5,000 child victims across my desk and these rules NAIL the issues I heard again and again.

  • mama3boys June 3, 2013 (9:31 pm)

    Fox interviewed Kim from Savvy Parents Safe Kids about safety

  • J June 3, 2013 (10:48 pm)

    Thank you mama3boys. That needed to be said!
    QQman, “Give the guy a chance”. Really!?

  • evergreen June 4, 2013 (6:13 am)

    Both raped and molested kids. I hate our laws, they should not be free.

  • phil dirt June 4, 2013 (7:07 am)

    If it were up to me I know what I would do about sex offenders. Of course I can’t relate that to the readers of this blog since my post would immediately be deleted. I will tell you, however, there wouldn’t be any repeat offenders.

  • T Rex June 4, 2013 (8:25 am)

    Give the guy a chance? Would you let him babysit your child? Didn’t think so.

    Write to your representatives people and get these laws changed. It is only going to get worse as these people continue to populate our society.

    In other countries, these types of monsters are put away for life, even put to death. Why in America do we turn a blind eye for such a horrific crime?

    They NEVER get better. Ever.

  • T Rex June 4, 2013 (8:28 am)

    And this statement is truly amazing:

    “Experts believe sex offenders are less likely to re-offend if they live and work in an environment free of harassment.”

    I’ll make sure I bring him cookies and welcome him to the neighboorhood.

  • Dave June 4, 2013 (8:44 am)

    Thank you King County ACLU!

  • Georgia Mom June 4, 2013 (9:15 am)

    I don’t believe they ever stop either. They should stay in jail. They didn’t give their victims a chance…don’t get that give them a chance bit. Many of these offenders minimize what they do, or blame the victims, and keep on victimizing children when they have the opportunity to do so.

  • BrassyMomma June 4, 2013 (9:19 am)

    So, what can we do?

    Is there a way to get a meeting or hearing going to protest moving sex offenders to WS/WC anymore? Why will sex offenders get housing when the kids in Tent City cannot?

    Man – I am just so ticked we get treated as a dumping ground because we’re across the water :(

  • Uncle Joe June 4, 2013 (12:10 pm)

    Dave, the ACLU doesn’t make laws and they didn’t write the Constitution. Complain to the Legislature. Getting involved in that process is more productive than whining after the fact.

  • BrassyMomma June 4, 2013 (8:23 pm)

    Are we allowed to put up posters of their faces so kids know not to go near these people? Can the school or center lock down?

  • Former WS Mom June 4, 2013 (9:30 pm)

    As many have now pointed out, there are plenty of offenders who have never been caught and/or convicted. Plus kids are still more likely to be hurt by someone they and their parents know. So although it’s good to be aware of known offenders, it’s also important to equip our kids to be as safe as possible in a sensible manner. If you haven’t yet encountered Kim Estes of Savvy Parents, Safe Kids, check out her website and attend (or organize) one of her presentations. She even has a webinar coming up next Monday.

  • BrassyMomma June 4, 2013 (10:30 pm)

    Okay – who can we call or write or petition?
    There’s too much conflicting info.

    Sorry – thanks!

  • higgins June 5, 2013 (1:02 pm)

    BrassyMomma, the article explains that these men have completed their sentences and are no longer under supervision. That means they can live wherever they want. They were not “dumped” here in West Seattle, and they are not being provided with housing.

  • BrassyMomma June 5, 2013 (2:22 pm)

    Well, that’s not good enough.

  • Nan's June 5, 2013 (8:50 pm)

    Thanks to WSB and mark Solomon for sharing this information. Wouldn’t have known without you! I’ve always been astonished by the minimal sentences these people get- it really is time to change this.

  • anonyme June 7, 2013 (6:50 am)

    The sentencing isn’t really an issue here. Sex offenses often pull longer sentences than murder, especially manslaughter. The problem is that Level III offenders are likely to re-offend no matter how much time they spend in prison. It could even be argued that prison makes it worse. Also, an offender who commits a Level I sex crime can be assessed a higher risk status if they have committed other non-related crimes. Still, I was unsettled to see how many Level III offenders there are around here.

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