1984 – Stokes targeted runaways and other vulnerable youths, racking up six convictions in Washington and Oregon on rape, sodomy, kidnapping and child sex-abuse charges.
– He once told a therapist that he had abused more than 200 victims.
1995 – Stokes had been arrested at least five times in Washington and Oregon on sex charges. In July, he completed a three-year sentence in Oregon for sex abuse and sodomy.
1996 – His case gained national attention after his release from a prison in California, where he had been serving a life sentence after he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Seattle runaway.
– Faced sex abuse charges stemming from the alleged kidnapping of two 24-year-old men in Oregon.
2004 – He was released April 7th from a California prison where he had been serving a life sentence. A court threw out his child molestation conviction because he was unable to confront his accuser, Blue Karak, a teenager he met in Seattle. Karak committed suicide shortly before the case went to trial.
– Was arrested at a coin-operated laundry in Gresham, Oregon, after a woman recognized him.