Terapon Adhahn is in jail for the charged with the murder of 12-year-old Zina Linnik of Tacoma. He is reported to be a Level 1 sex offender.
In the State of Washington, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department uses these classification for sex offenders:
Level 1 – These offenders present the lowest possible risk to the community and their likelihood to re-offend is considered minimal. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs. Many are first time offenders.
Level 2 – These offenders present a moderate risk to the community and they have a higher likelihood of re-offending than the Level 1 offenders. They are considered a higher risk to re-offend, because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (drug and alcohol abuse and other criminal activity). Some have refused to participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs.
Level 3 – These offenders pose a potential high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the opportunity. Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other criminal convictions. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this classification. Some have predatory characteristics and may seek out victims. They may have refused or failed to complete approved treatment programs. Fewer than 3% of all registered sex offenders in Pierce County are classified as Level 3 offenders .
The State of Washington is now going to monitor Level 3 offenders using GPS monitors.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state’s most dangerous sex offenders will be tracked using GPS devices so that police can monitor their movement, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Wednesday.
“I directed the Department of Corrections to identify level three sex offenders that with the use of GPS monitoring as a tool would be less of a threat to public safety,” Gregoire told reporters.