The Sheriff's Office announced the relocation of a level 3 sex offender to Grant County Wednesday.
Leon K. Chartier will be moving into a home on the 10400 block of Road A-Northwest in Ephrata, according to a news release.
Chartier was convicted May 31, 1991 of indecent liberties.
“The individuals who appear on such notifications have been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office in the county of their residence,” the release said. “Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend.”
It is important to note that Chartier is “not wanted by law enforcement at this time.” The release stresses that the notification is not meant to stoke fear within the community but rather to inform residents, because “an informed public is a safer public.”