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Winlock Sex Offender Sentenced to 17 Months for Public Masturbation

By The Chronicle

A registered sex offender from Winlock was sentenced to more than a year in prison Wednesday for reportedly masturbating in view of a family.

Troy S. McClure, 52, who goes by Steve, pleaded guilty in Lewis County Superior Court Wednesday to one count of indecent exposure.

He was sentenced to 17 months in prison, the high end of the standard sentencing range based on his previous criminal history, in accordance with a plea agreement.

He has been held since his arrest last month on $25,000 bail.

According to court documents, a deputy from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office responded on May 21 to a report from a man who said McClure was sitting on the riverbank near his house masturbating in full view of his family. The man, two adult women and a child saw the act, according to court documents.

“It did not seem to them that McClure tried in any way to cover himself when the witnesses saw him,” according to court documents.

McClure is a level II sex offender registered to live in the 1500 block of Ferrier Road in Winlock, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

He is required to register as a sex offender due to a 2007 conviction for third-degree assault of a child with sexual motivation, according to court documents.

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