Franklin County Sheriff's are notifying the public of a Level 3 sex offender who has registered as living at a residence in Connell.

Jerome Lionel Pleasant, 27, is under Department of Corrections Supervision, and is now living in the 100 block of North Almira, Connell.

He has a 2006 Franklin County conviction for Child Molestation 1st. Degree and also a 2013 conviction for failure to register as a sex offender in Benton County. He also has another prior in Benton County as well.

A Level 3 offender, according to State Legal guidelines, are considered highly likely to re-offend, and are regarded as posing a potential risk to the community.

However, if they successfully complete their sentence and all mandated programs as part of their conviction, they are legally required to be released. Law enforcement officials do monitor them as best they can, hence these alerts and information whenever necessary.