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August 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Child molester accused of approaching Lakewood teen

The Associated Press

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors say a man who harassed a 14-year-old girl at a bus stop in Lakewood is a convicted child molester who was wearing an electronic monitoring device at the time.

Police say 28-year-old Jon Carrington approached the girl Wednesday as she waited with friends, rubbed her back and put a small baggie of marijuana in her purse. He claimed to be a state Department of Corrections officer who could take her away in handcuffs. He backed off when a passer-by intervened. Police arrested him nearby.

KOMO reports he’s been charged with felony harassment, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and assault with sexual motivation.

Carrington pleaded not guilty and is jailed with $500,000 bail. He was convicted in 2010 of child molestation in Pierce County.

| More in The Blotter | Topics: child molester, Lakewood, Pierce County


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