Notification of Release

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m.


A new Level 3 Sex Offender is now residing here in Spokane at the Lincoln House in the 1200 block of N. Lincoln after being released from McNeill Island. The Offender has a violent history of sexual assault and predatory behavior.

The Spokane Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to RCW 4.24.550, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individuals who appear on such notifications have been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office in the county of their residence. Further, their previous criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to reoffend.

This individual has served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. HE IS NOT WANTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.

In addition to the convictions listed below this individual was found in 2006 to be in violation of his community custody agreement when the Spokane Police Department found him to be stalking a woman working at a local business and discovered he was in the Gonzaga area and on the centennial trail engaging in predatory behavior. He was found to be in possession of a bag containing women’s clothing, sex toys, pornography, and a notebook containing hand written notes detailing plans for a rape and murder.

Note, in his conviction for attempted rape in 1992 Botner stalked and attacked an adult female student strangling her with an electric cord and dragging her into a restroom. 

Shawn D. Botner

White Male, Age: 47 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue

Residence: 1200 block of N. Lincoln St., Spokane

Convictions-Date & Crime:

August 30, 1988- Indecent Liberties

September 12, 1991 - Unlawful Imprisonment

August 1, 1992 - Attempted Rape 1

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