A Level Three sex offender has registered with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office to live in the 1200 block of Logan Street in Centralia.
Richard D. Frye, 64, has been convicted for multiple sex crimes and has been classified as a high-risk to reoffend.
Frye was most-recently convicted of one count of first-degree rape of a child in Spokane County Superior Court in July 1997. Frye, who was 37 at the time, had been accused of having sexual conduct with an 11-year-old boy he knew who was staying the night at Frye’s residence, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Frye was sentenced to eight years in prison.
At the end of his sentence, in 2005, he was admitted to the Special Commitment Center as a sexually violent predator “in part based on prior behaviors and convictions,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Frye had reportedly asked corrections officials to lock him up indefinitely as a “sexually violent predator,” according to reporting by The Spokesman-Review.
Frye reportedly told his attorney at the time “I don’t want to offend again” and “I don’t want to hurt any more kids,” according to The Spokesman-Review.
Frye’s previous convictions include a 1982 conviction of a General Court Martial for two violations of the Uniform of Military Justice — assault with the intent to commit sodomy and sodomy — after he became intoxicated, approached a sleeping shipmate with a knife, held a knife to the shipmate’s throat and “forced sexual conduct,” according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.
Frye was sentenced to two years of confinement at a hard labor camp with one year suspended. He received a “bad conduct discharge” at the end of his sentence, according to the sheriff’s office.
Frye was released into the community under supervision in 2019.
He was fully released from supervision in 2022, at which time he moved to Lewis County, according to the sheriff’s office.
“Because of Frye’s crimes, he has been classified as a high risk to reoffend and this community notification is being made,” stated the sheriff’s office in a news release.
Frye is described as a 200 pound, 5-foot-8 white man with gray hair, brown eyes.
Frye is not wanted by law enforcement at this time and has completed his sentence.
“This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public,” stated the sheriff’s office in a news release.
Anyone with questions about this notice is encouraged to contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 360-748-9286.