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Port Orchard man arrested for child molestation

A 37-year-old Port Orchard man suspected of having sexual contact with his daughter pleaded not guilty to charges of child molestation in Kitsap County Superior Court Tuesday.

David Allan Rose was arrested late Monday night after the girl’s stepmother brought her in to file a complaint with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.

He was later booked into Kitsap County Jail on suspicion of child rape in the third degree.

According to court documents, the alleged incidents of sexual contact between Rose and his daughter — who is under 16 years of age — occurred between April and September of this year.

Prior to the incident, Rose had gained custody of the children he had with his ex-wife, who is currently serving time in the Purdy Women’s Correctional Facility for narcotics offenses.

Rose was charged with third-degree child molestation, with a special allegation of domestic violence because the alleged victim is a family or household member.

At Rose’s arraignment, Kitsap County Deputy Prosecutor Bob Naon requested bail remain at $250,000, arguing that Rose posed a flight risk due to the circumstances at home. Judge Leonard Costello agreed, and signed a no-contact order.

Rose’s trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 10. If found guilty, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

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