Curtis Brogi has been housed at the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island since a jury in found that he suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes him likely to engage in sexual predatory acts. The trial was recently scheduled for June. Brogi is proposing to live with his father, a former Oak Harbor jailer, on Tidewater Road in Oak Harbor and to obtain sex offender and substance abuse treatment locally.
He would be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. The King County Department of Public Defense, which represents Brogi, argued in court papers that Brogi should be granted release to a less-restrictive alternative because the state has failed to show that he meets the criteria for commitment or that the community cannot be adequately protected with conditions on his release.
The case has been in and out of appeals courts for years, but the trial is not a result of a higher court ruling. Joshua Studor, an assistant attorney general, explained that a person committed as a sexually violent predator has one additional opportunity to argue before a jury for release to a less-restrictive alternative. Under law, the Special Commitment Center has to reevaluate Brogi annually.
Saari diagnosed Brogi with sexual sadism, major depression and antisocial personality disorders. In , Brogi and a roommate allegedly raped a year-old girl multiple times, slapping her during the assaults.
That same year, he allegedly raped a year-old girl at knifepoint in the woods, pulled her hair and slapped her.
In , Brogi allegedly tricked a year-old girl into his van, where he slapped her and forced anal and oral sex on her. In , Brogi was arrested after accusing his fiancee of infidelity and pointed a gun at a friend.
He was released from jail at 4: He pleaded guilty to brandishing a weapon. In , he allegedly raped a year-old girl at knifepoint. In , he met a woman in a campground, claimed to be in the logging industry and lured her down a logging road. He allegedly threatened her with a dart gun, forced her to take off her clothes, took photos of her and raped her. He claimed the sex was consensual and pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon; he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
In , he was accused of vaginally and anally assaulting a 4-year-old girl with a knife. Also in , he lured a woman to his home under the pretext that he had a job for her. He pointed a gun at her, made her undress, told her there was a contract out on her life, strapped her to his bed and fondled her. He was convicted of assault in the second degree with sexual motivation and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.