Sex offender arrested at Pacific County Fair
Pacific County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Pacific County Fair on Thursday morning after receiving a complaint that a registered sex offender was working at the carnival.
Lt. Bergstrom and Deputy Tully contacted the 51 year old Philip Curtis Shelly and discovered that he was a Level II Registered Sex Offender. They also discovered that the suspect was wanted by Washington State Department of Corrections on multiple counts of having contact with minor children while working at a booth at the Clallam County Fair during the past week.
The case is currently under investigation. Additional charges may be in Clallam County for violations of his parole. Shelly was convicted in 1998 for Rape of a child in the First Degree and served time in prison for the charge.
Shelly is being held in the Pacific County Jail pending extradition.
Pacific County Sheriff Scott L. Johnson said “I appreciate the notification from DOC that Shelly may have travelled with the carnival to Pacific County, and I am pleased that Lt. Bergstrom and Deputy Tully were very aggressive in quickly locating and arresting him”.
There is no indication at this time that any children were harmed in any way at the Pacific County Fair.
Representatives from Hayworth Family Shows may have been unaware of Shelly’s criminal history, and they were very cooperative in assisting law enforcement efforts.