Bellingham man gets 23 years for sexually motivated burglaries

A high-risk sex offender must serve 23 years in prison for breaking into two Bellingham homes to masturbate in front of a stranger and to sexually touch a young man. a Level III sex offender, had been released from a state prison in Monroe on Oct. 1. The next morning, around 3 a.m. on a Friday, he opened the unlocked door of a stranger’s apartment in the 1000 block of York Street in Bellingham.