In custody: King County sex offender John Rossman surrenders

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IN CUSTODY – Convicted child rapist John Rossman was booked into the King County jail at 12:24 am and is being held without bail on a Department of Corrections hold for Failing to Register as a sex offender. He surrendered after being featured on WMW last night. He is WMW Capture #777.

Convicted child rapist John Rossman is on the run in King County.

He is a Level III sex offender. That means he has the highest risk to reoffend.

Rossman has a DOC warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

When he was 23 years old, he used fake documents that said he was 20, so he could be at a youth center that only allowed people under 21. While there, he raped a 14-year-old girl.

He was also convicted of rape when he was a juvenile 6 years earlier.

Rossman has been convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender five times.

He is 38 years old, 5’05” 145 lbs.

He is known to go by ‘Rossman Rossman.’

He has ‘Asian Pride’ tattooed on his upper right arm.

If you spot him or know where officers can find him, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.