Convicted sex offender Raymond Younis released from prison

Raymond Younis, who has been in state prison for about 16 years due to a conviction as a sex offender in the Phoenix area in the late 1990s, was released from prison today (July 23).

He has been “court order discharged” to “secure custody” within another state agency, according to information  put out by The VINE Service.

“The offender will remain in secure custody with that state agency until further court order, at which time the offender could remain in secure custody with that state agency, return to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, or be released to community supervision,” the VINE Service announcement states.

” If the court proceeding results in a dismissal or withdrawal and the maximum expiration date of the sentence has been reached, the offender will be released to the community without supervision,” the VINE Service states.

In 1998, Younis pleaded guilty to 86 counts of sexual abuse with victims ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The original indictment against him listed 17 boys involved as victims. He always insisted he was innocent. 

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