Sedgwick student arrested for groping in library

A 15-year-old John Sedgwick Junior High student was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly groping a female student while she studied in the library.

According to the police report, the incident allegedly occurred Tuesday, Nov. 18, and was reported the next day to School Resource Officer Bob MacFann by school counselor Charlene Nelson.

Nelson said the victim told her she had gone to the library during third period to study.

The suspect sat down next to her at a table, she said, then put his hand on her thigh and moved it up to her groin area.

The girl said she did not immediately respond out of shock, but soon grabbed his hand and threw it off her.

After the incident, the victim said she told her friend, another male student, what happened and he confronted the suspect. According to the report, the friend told MacFann that the suspect admitted to touching the girl, then bragged that he does that to a lot of other girls.

MacFann then arrested the suspect and booked him into the juvenile detention facility. He was charged with assault in the fourth degree.

Kitsap County Juvenile Division Prosecutor Todd Dowell said the suspect faces a maximum of 30 days in detention.

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