State of Washington AG Prosecutors successfully block release of dangerous sex offender, Michael Cole, in Kitsap County

State of Washington AG Prosecutors successfully block release of dangerous sex offender, Michael Cole, in Kitsap County

PORT ORCHARD, WA (STL.News) – State of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit successfully blocked the release of a convicted sex offender after a Kitsap County judge decided he should not be conditionally released into the community.

Michael Cole had petitioned for release from the State’s Special Commitment Center (SCC) on McNeil Island to a “less restrictive alternative” in the community. In the interest of public safety, prosecutors from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit have been working since July 2018 to prevent Brock’s release.

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