Sex predator commitment trial in Yakima

YAKIMA — A trial is underway in Yakima for a repeat sex offender who prosecutors say should be kept locked up indefinitely as a sex predator.

The state attorney general’s office says Jonathan Parsons should be held at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported the 38-year-old is completing a 14-year prison sentence for his third sex crime involving a child.

His lawyer told jurors Wednesday that Parsons was abused as a child himself and confused about his sexuality. He underwent treatment in prison.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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