Sedro Woolley Man Arrested for Attempted Rape of Child

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Sedro-Woolley, WA – A 48-year old Sedro-Woolley man has been arrested by detectives after he contacted a girl he believed to be a 14-year old juvenile  for sex through Facebook.  The teens profile was really a Sedro-Woolley Officer, conducting an Internet Predator sting.

According to a probable cause affidavit of arrest, obtained by SkagitBreaking.com through a public disclosure request, the man friend requested the underage female around 9:30 p.m. on January 2nd, 2017. The man then started sending the fictitious teen  messages that were sexual in nature.

The initial  messages from the man told the teen she had a “beautiful body” He then wrote  he does not know her, but her  “hot body attracted me to you”.  The man also sent images of an internet map showing his location so the teen  girl knew he was local.

Detectives wrote in their affidavit that the man again  contacted the teen around 10:21 p.m. telling the teen to “come workout with him in the morning.”  He then sent 2 nude photos of his bare genitals, a fully nude photo of himself including his Face and a 1 minute and 7 second video of his face and body as he masturbated.  The fictitious teen (Officers) did not respond to the messages.

The following morning the man allegedly contacted the teen again at 8:01 am via messenger. His messages of “Good Morning Sexy” and “Come work out with me” went unanswered. Later in the day, Officers responded to the man, “You know I’m 14 right?” and “I’ve been told I shouldn’t talk to guys like you.”   The man responds with “You’re only fourteen really send me a picture let me see” and later he writes “I want to see you from head to toe” and “Have you had sex before”.   He follows up those creepy messages with ” You didn’t say much about the pictures I sent you” The teen responds “I don’t see your pics.” He responds by sending a third photo of his bare genitals  and resent one of the previous photos.  He also asks the teen “do you smoke.”

During the exchange with the suspect, he continues to send multiple graphic sexual messages and asks the girl when they can meet.  The man then sends the teen LIVE video of himself as he is driving inside his vehicle to his residence. He continues the video as he enters his residence and positions the camera to capture images of his genitals as he again masturbates.   The man then continues to send sexual messages to the teen and offers to pick the teen up from the library.   The man shows up at the library at 3:35 pm where he was taken into custody by Officers.   The mans vehicle and cell phone were  impounded pending search warrants.  Officers received a search warrant for his residence and contacted a female at the residence, who identified herself as his wife.  His computer, Xbox and USB storage devices were impounded for search warrants.   His wife immediately requested a restraining order against him and was granted the restraining order barring him from the residence if he is released from jail.

The man is currently being held in the Skagit County Jail on an investigative hold for Attempted Rape of a child 3rd degree and Immoral communications with a minor. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Visit Safeteens.com to learn more about Internet Safety for Teens


NOTE: Skagitbreaking.com is not naming the man to protect the identity of his wife.




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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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