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SIU Detectives Arrest Stanwood Man for Rape of a Child and Child Molestation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 28, 2020

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

STANWOOD, Wash. – Early Saturday morning, the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) arrested a 74-year-old Stanwood man for first-degree rape of a child, second-degree rape of a child, first-degree child molestation and second-degree child molestation.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, an adult female walked into a room and witnessed the 74-year-old suspect sexually assaulting a minor. The adult female transported the victim to the hospital and called 911. Patrol deputies responded and immediately called for Special Investigations Unit (SIU) detectives to respond. Throughout the night, detectives conducted several interviews and determined they had probable cause to arrest the suspect. SIU detectives wrote a search warrant for the suspect and the residence. Just before 7 a.m. Saturday the search warrant was approved, and detectives responded to the suspect’s residence and took him into custody. During an interview with detectives, the suspect admitted to sexually assaulting the victim for approximately two years.

The 74-year-old Stanwood man was transported to the Snohomish County Jail where he was booked for first-degree rape of a child, second-degree rape of a child, first-degree child molestation and second-degree child molestation.

This is an active investigation.

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