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Port Orchard man charged with raping teen

A 20-year-old Port Orchard man was charged Friday with manufacturing methamphetamine and sexually assaulting a teen-aged girl who lived in the same motel and to whom he was allegedly supplying drugs.

David Lee Anderson was arrested Tuesday at a residence on the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue in Port Orchard around 11 a.m., according to the Port Orchard Police Department’s incident report. Officers located Anderson after first serving a search warrant on the room he was reportedly staying in at the Vista Motel.

When officers entered the home and recognized signs it contained a possible meth lab, Anderson admitted he did have a meth lab there in the past, but had not been using it lately.

At the time of his arrest, Anderson was also the prime suspect in a possible child abuse case being investigated by School Resource Officer Bob MacFann.

In April, MacFann received a report from an official at South Kitsap High School regarding a 15-year-old female student who claimed Anderson had sexually assaulted her — as recently as four days before — while she was living at the Vista Motel with her mother.

The girl said Anderson not only had intercourse with her, but supplied her with both meth and ecstasy.

She said she knew of another under-age girl the suspect allegedly assaulted, but could only tell police her age and first name.

Anderson was booked into Kitsap County Jail and charged with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, and one count of third-degree child rape, both felonies.

Bail was set at $100,000.

At his preliminary appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Bob Naon requested Anderson’s bail remain at $100,000. However, Judge Leila Mills decided to raise it to $200,000, citing concerns for the safety of the community and Anderson’s alleged victim, whom police say Anderson threatened with physical harm during his arrest.

Anderson pleaded not guilty to both charges Friday.

His trial is scheduled for July 19, with an omnibus hearing June 30.

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