Alycia Nipp and Anna Svidersky.
Many may not remember or may be unaware, but in early 2009, a 13-year old girl was brutally stabbed to death by a level III repeat sex offender in Hazel Dell. Her name was Alycia Nipp.
The murder happened just a few blocks from my home and being a father myself of daughters, it hit close to home.
I shot off correspondence to every state official from Clark County demanding stricter sentencing and handling of these repeat offenders.
Craig Pridemore, then a State Senator from the 49th District, did not respond, even though the murder was in his district and I am a constituent within the 49th.
Even though I’m not in the 17th District where Sen. Benton is State Senator, I did receive a response from him.
Disturbing was seeing that then Sen. Pridemore, days after the brutal murder of 13-year old Alycia, voted for a bill, SB 5288 (2009) to ease restrictions on some sex offenders.
Prior to that, there was the 2006 murder of 17 year old Anna Svidersky at the McDonald’s on Andressen by another twice-convicted schizophrenic sex offender. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Anna_Svidersky
Even before the murders of these two young girls, we read where Craig Pridemore was the lone no vote on a bill sponsored by his own party to stiffen penalties on “sex predators, including child rapists.”
We don’t need someone like Pridemore that doesn’t act to keep level III repeat sex offenders away from our children sitting on the County Commission.