A Level 3 sex offender has been hanging around Richland, police say.
Danny Ray Eldhardt, 43, of Ronald, has been frequenting 2021 Mahan Court in Richland, which is near Chief Joseph Middle School, and has been in Kennewick for extended periods of time, police said.
He was convicted of third-degree child molestation in 1999, third-degree child rape in 1992, indecent liberties cases in 1988 and 1986, and indecent exposure in 1988, all in Kittatas County, police said.
Eldhardt has a persistent sexual history involving girls between 5 and 15 years old, police said. Police said he has a high risk to reoffend, but is not under Department of Corrections supervision and is not wanted by law enforcement.
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Eldhardt is 6-feet-2 with brown hair and brown eyes.