Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Level 3 Sex Offender Notification

Chavez, Juan M
Name:  Chavez, Juan M.
Year of Birth:  1990
Description:  Hispanic Male, 5'05", 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
Address:  Transient, Benton County
Fail to register as a sex offender, 2013, Benton County
Burglary 1, 2004, Walla Walla County
Child Molestation 1, 2002, Fresno County, CA

Notes:  Chavez was a resident of Richland, but is now registered as TRANSIENT in Benton County.  Chavez’s crimes were committed when he was a juvenile against 2 - 5 year old females and a 17 year old female.  Chavez is currently on Department of Corrections supervision and due to being a level 3 transient offender is monitored through GPS.  Chavez is known to frequent the 1800 block of Fowler Richland, WA.    Chavez is trespassed from all parks, school and their grounds and libraries in Benton and Franklin County.

  • 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 Richland Police Department 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 notification.
  • 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 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 by email at

Media contacts may call Cpt. Mike Cobb at 509-942-7362 for additional information.