Mount Vernon, WA – The Mount Vernon Police Department has arrested a 40-year old Mount Vernon man for allegedly raping and molesting a juvenile relative.
According to probable cause affidavits of arrest obtained by SkagitBreaking.com through a public disclosure request, the victim, only identified as a 18-year old female had reported to detectives that a male adult, related to her through marriage, had been sexually assaulting her since she was around 8-year old.
The now 18-year old teen told detectives that the abuse had been ongoing for years by the adult male family member and that it had happened at several different addresses in Washington State.
Detectives interviewed the 40-year old man, and he admitted to molesting the girl when she was around 8-years old and raping the teen since she was 13-years old. He said the last time was about 6 months prior to the teen reporting him to Law Enforcement.
The man is being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on an INVESTIGATIVE HOLD in lieu of $500,000 bail for ten (10) Counts of Rape of a Child 2nd Degree and ten (10) counts of Child Molestation 1st Degree.
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