Police have arrested a convicted sex offender for communication with a minor for immoral purposes after he made lewd comments to a teenage girl.
The 56-year-old Renton man, a Level III sex offender, was taken into custody without incident Sept. 5, 2013.
In late August, officers received three complaints about the man driving around a shopping center in the 700 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. Witnesses said the man made sexual and disturbing comments toward women. He was also seen photographing women and then commenting to them about it.
The suspect also approached a 16-year-old girl and made sexual comments to her. She ran and then alerted her parents. Her parents and witnesses recorded the man’s license plate information, and provided a description of the man to police.
That information assisted police in the investigation, and allowed detectives to confirm the suspect’s identity.