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July 8, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Sex offender wanted in Snohomish County now in New York State

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Kevin Scott Miller. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office photo)

A Level III sex offender from Canada who was wanted in Snohomish County for failing to register has been located in New York State, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Police in Albany, N.Y. detained and questioned Kevin Scott Miller  last week. Police confirmed Miller has registered as a sex offender in New York and released him, according to Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton.

A felony arrest warrant had been issued for Miller earlier this year when he had failed to register after he was spotted in Arlington and Marysville.

Miller, 45, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual assault in Canada. He entered the U.S. from Canada earlier this year and was required to register as a sex offender and regularly report to local law enforcement, but failed to report with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

In 1995, Miller was accused of picking up a 14-year-old girl who was walking down a road in Victoria, B.C., and attempting to strangle her with a rope and sexually assault her, the sheriff’s office said. That same year, he attempted to strangle another woman with a rope and physically assaulted her after he befriended her at a nightclub. He was convicted of both crimes in 1997 and declared a dangerous offender, but appealed the sentence twice and was successful on the second attempt. In 2006 he was convicted at trial and declared a long-term offender.

He was released from prison and went to a community residential facility in Vancouver, B.C., and in January crossed into the United States. He was detained by U.S. Customs on the warrant from Canada but because Miller is a U.S. citizen, the warrant was not applicable in the United States.

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