KHQ.COM - Local authorities want you to know about a level 3 sex offender that lives in our area. He's identified as 54-year-old Burt J. Hogan. He's a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He's currently staying in the 11-thousand block of E. Maxwell in Spokane. Jan 8 1993 Child molestation in the first degree Jan 8 1993 Indecent exposure Dec 17 1985 Statutory Rape Third Degree Nov 25 1985 Comm w/Minor for Immoral Purposes May 27 1982 Rape in the third degree The Spokane County WA Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. 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. Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend. This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. HE/SHE IS NOT WANTED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC. Law Enforcement has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, this offender is constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses.