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Former resident of motel sentenced on meth charges

A Port Orchard man who was charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and sexually assaulting a teen-aged girl he was allegedly supplying with drugs was sentenced to five years in prison last week in Kitsap County Superior Court.

David Lee Anderson, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing and one count of delivering methamphetamine last month.

On Sept. 29, he was sentenced to five years in prison for the first count, and 20 months for the second.

However, Anderson did not plead guilty to a third charge against him, that of rape of a child in the third degree. According to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, Anderson is set to begin trial on that charge Oct. 25.

Anderson was arrested in May by the Port Orchard Police Department after an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse made by a 15-year-old girl.

In April, an officer received a report from an official at South Kitsap High School regarding a student who claimed Anderson had sexually assaulted her — as recently as four days prior — 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 underage girl that the suspect allegedly assaulted, but could only tell police her age and first name.

Officers arrested Anderson May 25 at a residence on Sherman Avenue, which they claimed showed 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 recently.

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