Lynnwood police have arrested a level three sex offender for possession of child pornography.
On Tuesday, detectives were doing their regular checks on 39-year-old Thomas Quinn when they became suspicious that he was using drugs. After receiving a search warrant they came back to find suspected child pornography and narcotics in his possession.
Quinn lives in the 4700 block of 176th Street SW. He is being held on $100,000 bail for possession of a controlled substance and five counts of possession of child pornography.
State law requires that all registered sex offenders be checked once per year. In Lynnwood, they are checked at least every 90 days. Level 3 offenders are often checked every 30 days. It was during one of these checks that Quinn was arrested.
Quinn is the only level 3 registered sex offender in the city limits of Lynnwood. In 2004 he pleaded guilty to assaulting a 15-year-old girl. In 1993 he pleaded guilty to molesting twin seven-year-old sisters, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office website.
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