Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Washington state trooper with two counts of failing to comply with mandatory reporting laws, alleging that he waited nearly three weeks to report child-abuse allegations against his father, The News Tribune’s Adam Lynn writes today on the newspaper’s Lights & Sirens blog.
Justin Hamrick, 25, has been summoned to Pierce County Superior Court on Christmas Eve for arraignment.
Prosecutors contend Hamrick learned June 4, 2011, that his father, Scott Hamrick, allegedly was abusing two of the elder Hamrick’s adopted daughters at the family home in Eatonville. Scott Hamrick, a lieutenant with a local fire district, later committed suicide.
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