Steve Pierce, sex offender found in Washington, wasn't punished for refusing treatment

Last week, we told you about the manhunt for Steve Pierce, a convicted sex offender wanted for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old family member; see our previous coverage below.

Now, Pierce has been captured a long way from home, at a location in Washington state. But even as law enforcers travel there to transport him back to Colorado, information has surfaced that while in prison, he refused to attend court-ordered treatment programs. His punishment? Nothing.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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