An Olympia tenant allegedly sexually assaulted the daughter of his landlord, according to Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) police report.
The suspect was living as a tenant of his former coworker for two years and has allegedly touched the victim inappropriately.
The parents found out about the incident last October 12 after an incident at the child’s school that led to the parents asking why it had happened and why she was so upset, the girl reported that it was because the suspect had touched her “private parts” a couple of days ago.
When asked if this was the first time it happened, the victim said the suspect did this “more than once.”
The parents immediately went home and confronted the suspect, who replied, "Oh, I know what this is about,” and promptly left, leaving his belongings behind.
The parents then reported the incident to TCSO.
Deputies took the victims’ and the parents’ statements and investigated the incident over the next few days. The victim was also given a forensic interview where probable cause was established for Rape of a Child 1st Degree.
The father of the victim reported to authorities that the suspect’s cousin came by his house with another person last Tuesday, November 7.
They demanded to get the suspect’s belongings, but the victim’s father refused.
The companion then made vague threats, allegedly saying, “I know where you live but you don’t know where I live,” then leaving.
The police report did not indicate any action taken yet concerning the threat.
On November 8, detectives found probable cause, went to the suspect's workplace, and arrested him and was transported to Thurston County Jail, where he was booked for first-degree child rape.
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