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Level 3 sex offender living in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A sex offender considered highly likely to reoffend is living in Kennewick.

Michael S. Chafin, 51, has told police he is living in the 2100 block of South Rainier Street.

Chafin is 5-foot-9, 200 pounds with blond hair and green eyes.

He was convicted in 1997 of two counts of first-degree rape of a child and in 1991 of two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Chafin is not wanted by police, but he is classified as a Level 3 sex offender and is required to tell them where he is living.

Information about Chafin and other registered sex offenders in Benton County can be accessed at www.co.benton.wa.us. Go to elected officials/departments, click on sheriff, then click on the link for sex offender information.

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