child molestation

Woman Faces State, Federal Charges Plane Child-porn Case
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman is now facing state charges, as well as federal, in what authorities describe as a child pornography conspiracy revealed by an alert airplane passenger.
Investigators say Gail Lynn Burnworth, of Tacoma, was writing sexually explicit text messages wi…
72-year-old Bellingham Man Charged With Rape, Other Crimes
BELLINGHAM  (AP) — A 72-year-old man has been charged with sex crimes against two girls over the past decade and the sexual assault of a tenant in 2016.
The Bellingham Herald reports Glen Winchester was charged this week with rape of a child, attempted rape of a child, child molestation an…
State to Pay $1.87M to 4 Kids Sexually Abused at Day Care
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington has agreed to pay $1.87 million to four children who were sexually assaulted at a day care center.
The Seattle Times reports the state agreed to the payment to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of the children for abuse at Moore's All Hours…
State Corrections Officer Accused of Child Rape
DAYTON (AP) — A Washington state corrections officer is accused of child rape and child molestation in Columbia County.
The Union Bulletin reports that 33-year-old Benjamin G. Smith, of Dayton, was arrested at his home Monday.
Smith was charged in Columbia County Superior Court with third-degree…
Renton Day Care Worker Charged With Child Molestation
SEATTLE (AP) — An Auburn man has been charged on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with two 4-year-old girls at a Renton day care center where he worked.
The 21-year-old suspect was charged Tuesday with child molestation and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes...
Police Arrest Inmate for Trying to Have Child Victim Killed
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man in jail on child molestation charges tried to arrange for another inmate to kill his alleged victim.
Mount Vernon police said in a news release Wednesday a 50-year-old man from Sedro-Woolley was charged Tuesday with criminally attempting to commi…
State Senator’s Son Pleads Guilty to Sexual Child Abuse
A State Senator did not call authorities after his wife had reportedly discovered his teenage son sexually abusing a younger child.
The Seattle Times reports Brian Hatfield’s son pleaded guilty in Lewis County juvenile court this week to a series of charges related to child molestatio…