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May 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

20-year sentence for man who photographed Federal Way molestation

A felon who photographed himself repeatedly molesting a 10-year-old girl was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison. Steven Maurice Williams, 43, of Seattle, also will have to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison. He was convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle of production of child pornography and illegally possessing a gun….

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November 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

DSHS accused of ‘negligence, carelessness’ in child-abuse lawsuit

Two Thurston County girls Tuesday sued the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), claiming the agency mishandled complaints that their mother was abusing them. The mother, Theresa Ann Hutton, was convicted in 2009 of second-degree criminal mistreatment after a court found she withheld the “basic necessities of life” from one of the girls, who was forced to…

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October 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Skagit County couple sentenced to prison for adopted daughter’s death

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A Skagit County couple accused of starving, beating and forcing their adopted daughter outside as punishment were sentenced to prison for decades Tuesday for her death. Carri Williams was sentenced to just under 37 years, the top of the standard sentencing range, by a judge who said she probably deserved more time in prison. Her…

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May 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Bail set at $1M for man accused of putting crying baby in freezer

The Associated Press TACOMA — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer for about an hour to stop her crying. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says doctors believe the baby will survive but it’s too soon to know potential complications. Tyler James Deutsch pleaded…

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April 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Tacoma man charged with murder and rape of 2-year-old boy

A Tacoma man claiming his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son was a rambunctious child who bruised easily has been charged with murdering and raping the toddler. The child died Saturday after Jake Joseph Musga, 19, babysat him for a girlfriend he met in rehab, according to the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree…

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January 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Charges say Lynnwood stepdad hog-tied girl, 4, shot her with BBs

The stepfather of a 4-year-old Lynnwood girl, who is suspected of hog-tying her and shooting her dozens of times with an Airsoft BB rifle, was charged with second-degree child assault in Snohomish County Superior Court on Thursday. The  26-year-old man continues to be held at Snohomish County Jail on $25,000 bail. A judge ordered that he…

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January 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Lynnwood girl, 4, says man hogtied her, shot her 36 times with pellet gun

A Lynnwood man who allegedly hogtied a 4-year-old and shot her 36 times with a pellet gun has been arrested by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The  26-year-old man is being held for investigation of second-degree child assault and unlawful imprisonment after the girl told her grandmother and a child-interview specialist this month that she had…

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December 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM

The News Tribune: State trooper charged with failing to report alleged child abuse by his father

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…

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November 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Kent father charged with abusing his infant twins

A 24-year-old Kent man accused of injuring his infant twins has been charged with two counts of second-degree child assault, domestic-violence. Jason M. Dodd was booked into the King County Jail on Tuesday and ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail. According to criminal charges, which were also filed on Tuesday, Kent police began investigating Dodd after his seven-week-old son…

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September 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Minister musician pleads guilty to 22 counts of child abuse

A Seattle minister and musician charged last year with the sexual abuse of young boys pleaded guilty today to 22 counts. Timothy L. Dampier, 39, abused 10 boys between 1997 and 2011, some members of his congregation, other members of youth programs he played a role in, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. He pleaded guilty to charges…

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