High-risk sex offender moves to Richland

Richland sex offender

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says a level 3 sex offender has moved into the 1300 block of Potter Ave.

Joseph Anthony Hall, 22, was convicted of communication with a minor for  immoral purposes in November 2011. He is currently under Department of Corrections supervision.

Deputies say Hall has been trespassed from all schools, parks, libraries and public swimming pools in both Benton and Franklin counties.

Level 3 sex offenders are considered high-risk for their potential to commit another sex crime. The sheriff’s office is releasing this information to keep the public informed.