A sexually violent predator (SVP) is someone who has been convicted of a sexually violent crime and who has a mental abnormality or personality disorder which makes the person more likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility.

Civil commitment in Washington State (RCW 71.09) is a treatment program with an end-goal of unconditional release. SVPs are held in total confinement at the Special Commitment Center (SCC) on McNeil Island until their mental condition changes, such that they may be conditionally released or unconditionally released from total confinement. As SVPs progress in their treatment program, they may be conditionally released to a less restrictive alternative (LRA) placement. Unfortunately, current state laws allow LRA placements into residential areas. For the safety of our children and families, WSPS opposes conditional releases to residential neighborhoods.

WSPS is committed to raising awareness of the conditionally released SVPs being placed in residential neighborhoods. To that end we are compiling a list of each of these SVPs, along with their photos and a description of their acts . Please note that these descriptions are intended to provide accurate context for the actions of these men: they are often graphic, and may be unsettling or offensive to sensitive readers.

William Deaville

*Deaville was sent back to the Special Commitment Center (SCC) on McNeil Island at end of August 2019.