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Violent sex predator released to Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A level 3 sex offender has moved into downtown Spokane.

David W. McCuistion, 55, was convicted on May 25, 1993 of Rape 3rd Degree and Assault 3rd Degree. 

He is now living on the 300 block of West 2nd in Spokane.

"McCuistion was found to be a sexually violent predator in 2003 and held at the McNeil Island Corrections Center," the Spokane County Sheriff's Department wrote in a press release. "He has a long history of substance abuse, sexually violent and violent acts to include convictions for Rape 3rd Degree, Assault 2nd, Assault 3rd, and subsequently civilly committed as a Sexually Violent Predator under Washington State RCW 71.09 on October 3, 2003."

McCuistion will be required to register as a sex offender with the Sheriff's Office. 

He has gone by the names James A Ashcraft and David William McCuisition in the past.

"This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts," SCSO wrote in the aforementioned release. "HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC."