The prospect of a violent sexual offender moving to Lewiston after his release from a Washington state prison has city police alarmed.
Martin Thomas Schandel, 46, indicated he will live at a downtown Lewiston address when he gets out of prison on Monday, the Lewiston Police Department was notified Friday in a special bulletin from the Washington Department of Corrections."Schandel is considered a very dangerous untreated sex offender with a high risk for reoffense," the bulletin reads. "Schandel is a drug and alcohol abuser whose history shows numerous incarcerations marked by his predatory pattern of sex offenses."
The notice states Schandel's most recent conviction was for second-degree rape in Redmond, Wash. He was accused of raping a woman in her own home and then threatening to kill her if she told anyone. He was sentenced to four years and two months for the crime.
He also has convictions for second-degree assault, another rape and carnal knowledge, according to the bulletin.
All involve violence to the victims.
"How more scary can you get with that type of description?" Lewiston Police Capt. M. Duane Ailor said.
Despite his record of reoffending, Schandel will be released without being placed on supervision.