Sole woman at Washington facility for sex offenders released
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The only woman at a Washington state treatment facility for sexually violent predators has been released.
The News Tribune reports 61-year-old Laura Faye McCollum entered the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island in 1997 after serving more than five years in prison for first-degree child rape.
A state Department of Social and Health Services spokesperson says McCollum moved into a Lakewood residence Tuesday.
A judge signed off on the conditional release in April after a psychologist reported that McCollum had progressed in her treatment and no longer met the criteria for civil commitment.
She was required to register as a sex offender and ordered to participate in sex offender treatment.
McCollum was the first woman committed to the facility. A second woman was later committed and released.