SK man gets 7 years for assaulting teen
June 12, 2008 · Updated 9:20 AM
A South Kitsap man who admitted to tying up and assaulting a neighbor girl after losing his temper over a cell phone bill was sentenced to more than seven years in prison last month.
David A. Carbary, 54, pleaded guilty before going to trial on one count each of indecent liberties and sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Kitsap County Superior Court documents.
On Oct. 29, he was sentenced by Judge Leila Mills to 89 months, or 7.4 years, in prison the high end of the 67-to-89-month sentencing range recommended by the Kitsap County Prosecutors Office. For the second count, the court also recommended 10 years of community custody.
According to the probable cause statement filed by the Kitsap County Sheriffs Office, the victim is a 14-year-old girl who lives in the same trailer park as the defendant on the 3300 block of Bielmeier Road. She told deputies she has helped him clean his house since his girlfriend died.
On the day of the attack she was washing dishes at Carbarys house when he began yelling at her about a $700 cell phone bill. She said he also had been drinking a lot lately, and grabbed her and pulled her into a bedroom.
Once inside, she said he handcuffed her to a bed, undressed her and sexually assaulted her. She said he did not undress and did not force her to have intercourse.
In a statement Carbary made while changing his plea to guilty, the defendant admitted that on June 14 he drank a large amount of whiskey and had fallen asleep when the victim came over to his house three hours late to do her daily chores.
He then confronted her about a $750 bill for the phone he provides for her and told her it was time to pay up, ordering her to shave and go into the bedroom.
Carbary admitted he then used Velcro straps to tie her to the bed and sexually assaulted her until he realized she was crying. He said he then stopped and apologized, letting her get up from the bed and leave.
According to the statement, he also told deputies the victim would not lie to them, and anything she says I will not contest.
The victims grandfather, whom she lives with, told deputies she has not been the same since the incident, and is socializing less and seems to be blaming herself for what happened.
Prior to his sentencing, several people wrote letters in support of Carbary, including the manager of the mobile home park where both he and the victim were living at the time of the crime. All described him as a good neighbor who was willing to help them clean their trailers and care for their yards.
The court described him as having no felony convictions as either an adult or juvenile, but that he did have a misdemeanor charge in Pierce County in 1999 for soliciting a prostitute. Carbary also admitted to investigators that he had slept with dozens of prostitutes and had once raped a hitchhiker.
A doctor who examined him said while Carbary admits and takes responsibility for his actions and crimes, he showed minimal insight into the impact on the victim.