Wielding a bat, Tammy Lee Gibson, 40, Baldwin's neighbor, found the man and beat him so badly that he needed to go to the hospital before officers arrested him again for failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender at a new address. Baldwin was booked on Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender after deputies interviewed neighbors in the area who said that he had been living in the area for several months. Troyer said he did not condone the beating Gibson gave Baldwin. Gibson faces felony assault and harassment charges tied to the beating, which occurred shortly after Pierce County sheriff's officers distributed fliers notifying residents that Baldwin, 24, had moved into the neighborhood. It was not until recently that he had completed the paperwork required to register at his new home. He described Gibson's approaching him, verifying his identity and picking up a bat. Troyer added that Gibson is "not a soccer mom in a minivan who lost her temper. He insisted that he never made any type of sexual advance toward her young daughter and has not been in any trouble with the law since his release from prison in April Baldwin is a registered Level 3 sex offender in Washington state, originally convicted of first-degree child molestation for an incident in which he forced a 5-year-old girl to touch his penis during a game of hide-and-seek. Email Standing 7 feet 3 inches tall and registered as his state's highest-risk type of sex offender, William Baldwin is tough to miss in his Pierce County, Wash. The flier from the sheriff's office, she said, made her snap. While he said he agrees with the notification process and took responsibility for his own crimes, he also suggested that law enforcement stop using fliers in place of Internet postings and going door-to-door to prevent attacks like Gibson's. The convictions define Baldwin as having a high risk of re-offending. She would have killed him if she could, she said. While on parole for that incident, Baldwin lured another 5-year-old neighbor into a backyard doghouse and touched her vagina. The thought alone, however, "made me crazy," she said. Baldwin also sat down for a jailhouse interview with KIRO.