Mason County News
Sex Offender Now Homeless in Shelton
A sex offender has moved from a group home and is now homeless in Shelton. According to a sex offender information bulletin from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Joshua Ethan Olsson recently moved from the group home which was under Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) supervision and changed his living status to Transient/Homeless and registered with the Sheriff’s Office. The bulletin says “Olsson is Transient/Homeless within the area of Shelton, WA.”
Olsson is required to register as a sex offender due to a 2014 conviction in Pierce County for one count of Child Molestation 1st Degree. This conviction stems from when Olsson was 14 years old, he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old little girl that he knew. According to self disclosure, when Olsson was 11 years old, he attempted to videotape a 16-year-old girl while she was using the bathroom.
ue to the above incidents, Olsson was considered a moderate risk, but after he was released, he has contacted up to seven teenage girls, texting/sending them messages regarding sexual relations. With his previous conviction and self disclosure along with this new predatory behavior, the Sheriff’s Office has assessed Olsson as a Level 3 Sex Offender – the highest level – and he is now considered a high risk to re-offend.
Joshua Ethan Olsson is a white male, 5-foot-10, 172 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes.