A Level 1 Sex Offender has registered as homeless with in Shelton. A sex offender information bulletin from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Alan Jay Groome has recently been released from custody and registered as transient/homeless. Groome is required to register as a sex offender due to two convictions of Rape of a Child 1st Degree. In 1989, he was convicted for having sexual contact with a 5-year-old boy that he knew and in 1990 Groome was convicted for having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy that he knew. Both offenses occurred when Groome was a teenager and he has had no other sex crime convictions since then. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has assessed Alan Groome as a Level 1 Sex Offender which is the lowest level and he is considered as a low risk to re-offend. The reason this notification is being made is due to Groome’s transient/homeless status. Alan Jay Groome is a white male, 5-foot-4, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. And again, Alan Groome has registered is location with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office as Transient/Homeless within the area of Shelton. Homeless sex offenders are required to check in with the Sheriff’s Office every Monday.