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Released sex offender to live in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A former Lewiston-Clarkston Valley resident who was released Wednesday from Washington's sex predator Special Commitment Center plans to live in Spokane, The Lewiston Tribune reported (

Monte C. Hoisington, 61, was expected to register Thursday with the Spokane County sheriff's office as a Level 3 sex offender.

Hoisington was convicted of rapes in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1977 and Asotin County in 1991. After prison he was civilly committed in 2001 at McNeil Island for treatment. He declined all treatment, but was released because psychologists determined he no longer met the criteria for confinement, the Department of Social and Health Services said.

Hoisington would be confined again if he commits any crime or violates other conditions of his release such as using drugs or alcohol, possessing guns, looking at pornography or visiting an adult entertainment establishment. The conditions were added at the request of Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols and agreed to by Hoisington in writing.

Hoisington will be on probation for 11 months through the Department of Corrections, said Spokane sheriff's Sgt. Dave VanWormer.

At a release hearing last month in Asotin County Superior Court several people, including two rape victims, expressed outrage that Hoisington would be freed.

A woman who was attacked in 1977 said he will rape again. A woman who was raped in 1991 burst into tears when the release agreement was outlined.

Retired Asotin County Det. Tom White, who investigated the 1991 rape, said Hoisington has a long history of violence toward his victims.

"I firmly believe when he gets out, he will offend again," White said.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune,

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