Convicted rapist – and former Lewiston-Clarkston Valley resident – Monte Hoisington has been released from the special commitment center at McNeil Island in Western Washington.
The 61-year-old Hoisington was released Wednesday after state experts determined he no longer meets the criteria as a sexually violent predator.
Hoisington was convicted of two rapes in Lewiston in 1977, second-degree burglary and second-degree rape in Asotin County in 1991, and committed as a sexually violent predator on McNeil Island in 2001. Prior to that commitment, Hoisington served 10 years in the Washington prison system and more than a decade in the Idaho State Penitentiary.
Civil commitment as a sexually violent predator falls under mental health laws and is driven by expert evaluations conducted on an annual basis. After three state psychologists determined Hoisington no longer meets the criteria, officials say his release from confinement was inevitable.
Hoisington will be registered as a Level III sex offender and has informed authorities he will reside in Spokane. He is on probation for the next 11 months, and is prohibited from having any contact with his victims.
If Hoisington violates the lifetime condition, he must return to McNeil Island.