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Registered sex offender arrested for child rape

A South Kitsap man suspected of having sex with his teen-aged neighbor pled not guilty to charges of first-degree child rape in Kitsap County Superior Court Monday.

Chad Michael Rock, 30, a registered sex offender, was arrested Sunday after the alleged victim, 15, reported he had forced her to have sex with him in his car last summer, said Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Scott Wilson.

According to the report, the victim told sheriff’s deputies that a similar incident — that only involved kissing contact — occurred with the defendant last weekend, leading her to file a complaint for the prior incident that occurred sometime in late July or early August.

During both incidents, Rock purchased alcohol that he proceeded to drink with both the victim and her 18-year-old sister at the girls’ home.

When the sexual contact occurred last summer, the victim said she had consumed three 40-ounce bottles of beer in one hour, then got into Rock’s car with him to get more beer.

While inside the car, she said, he began kissing her, then proceeded to have sex with her. She told deputies that she had told him ‘no,’ but he kept going.

The victim’s sister confirmed Rock had purchased alcohol for them and drank it with them at their house. She also said she saw Rock kissing her sister in the car.

The deputy then contacted Rock at his residence, read him his rights and Rock declined to give further comment. The deputy then discovered that Rock was a registered sex offender.

Rock was then arrested under suspicion of child rape and supplying a minor with alcohol, and booked into Kitsap County Jail.

At his arraignment Monday afternoon, bail was set at $25,000. His trial is scheduled for Dec. 3, with an omnibus hearing on Oct. 29.

Kitsap County Judge Russell Hartman also ordered Rock to have no contact with the victim.

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