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Pierce County Sheriff's deputies need your help to find sex offender Edward Butler. The 58-year-old has warrants for domestic violence assault in the fourth degree and violation of a domestic violence no contact protection order. Butler is also wanted for failure to register as a Level II sex offender.
Detectives say he registers as homeless and was last known to be homeless in Ashford, Wash.
“One of the problems with people when they don't register, or when they register as transient, is that it’s hard to tell where they're at to begin with. That's why they're required to come in bi-weekly or once a month to register. Some of the times when they go off the grid, it's because they're somewhere where they know they're not supposed to be and that's why they don't register and that's why it makes it even more important to get these guy's caught,” said Det. Ed Troyer.
Butler was convicted in Alaska of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree in 2009 and two counts of indecent exposure in the first degree in 2005. He is 5-fee 11-inches tall, 165 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. Call Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS if you know where deputies can locate him. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest.

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