State to pay extra $775 a month in rent to keep violent sex offender in downtown Spokane apartment

SPOKANE, Wash. – A sex offender living in Spokane will remain in his downtown Spokane apartment, despite receiving an eviction notice.

David McCuistion was released from McNeil Island to Spokane last year, and it made headlines at the time. He is a level three sex offender with a long history of sexual violence against children and women.

McCuistion’s landlord gave him an eviction notice at the New Washington Apartments in downtown Spokane last week.

In a recommendation letter McCuistion’s pastor said both managers at the apartment told him McCuistion was a model tenant and said, ”This eviction he has received was from the owner over his fear of television exposure.”

Since his release into the Spokane community, documents and his attorney said he has been following his treatment plan extremely well. Documents said McCuistion only has minor violations, such as talking to someone at the bus stop and letting a woman use his cell phone then texting her back later.

Monday, court documents showed he was granted a 90-day extension at his current apartment.

Starting August 1, it will cost the state of Washington a full $775 more a month in rent.

McCuistion’s lawyer is still working to find him a new place to live. He had originally proposed a home near the Spokane Police Detective’s building, but that is no longer an option. Documents said after learning of McCuistion’s past crimes involving children, the property owner said she was concerned about him moving into a home next door to one with small children.

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