Level 3 sex offender is new neighbor for Kent residents

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by CHRIS DANIELS / KING 5 News

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Posted on March 7, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 8:23 AM

KENT, Wash. -- The Kent Police Department says it's unusually concerned about a man who just moved into the city.

Bennett Reedy, 51, is a Level 3 Sex Offender, convicted of rape and unlawful imprisonment in Seattle in the mid 1990’s. He’s been out of custody since and committed more crimes, including assault.  
 
Reedy recently moved into a clean and sober house near downtown Kent. Police say they’re worried since Reedy’s home includes nine other sex offenders and is near a senior apartment complex. Level 3 sex offenders are considered most likely to reoffend.
 
Kent city leaders held a community notification meeting at city hall Thursday to let residents know about their new neighbor. A few dozen people attended and said they were pleased to know police were paying such close attention.
 
Reedy declined comment on the issue when contacted Thursday night.  
 
A records check shows 47 sex offenders live within a a half mile radius of the Kent City Hall. The city of Kent said there are 26 Level 3 sex offenders living within their city limits.

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