Friday, July 19, 2013

Level 2 Sex Offender Notification

Vincent M. Harris
Harris, Vincent M
34 years of age, white male
5'll", 180 lbs. Bro Hair, Blue Eyes
Address:  500 Block George Washington Way Richland

Child Molestation, 1998, Indiana
Sexual Misconduct w/ Minor, 1998, Indiana
Fail to Register as Sex Offender, 2006, Tennessee
Fail to Register as Sex Offender, 2010, Oklahoma
Fail to Register as Sex Offender, 2012, Franklin Co, WA

Harris recently moved to Richland, WA.  Harris’s victim involves a 16 year old female.  Harris IS NOT currently on Department of Corrections supervision.  He is a “Covered Offender” under RCW 9A.44.190, meaning he is trespassed from all parks, schools and their grounds and libraries in Benton and Franklin Counties. 


·         The treatment of sexual offenders does not guarantee they will or will not commit another offense. 

·         This information is provided in accordance with RCW 4.24.550.  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live.  Unless court ordered restrictions exist, the offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he chooses.

·         Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could end our ability to do community notifications.

·         The Sexual Assault Response Center is available 24 hours a day to provide advocacy, information, referrals, and crisis intervention for victims of sexual violence.  Please give them a call for support or information pertaining to sexual assault at 374-5391.

For additional information and safety tips regarding registered sex offenders in your area log into the Benton County Web site at or contact Richland Police Department Detective Athena Clark at 509-942-7354 or email

Media questions may be directed to Capt. Mike Cobb, 509-942-7362