PO man arrested after writing inmate
June 12, 2008 · Updated 11:48 AM
A 43-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly confessing to molesting a 3-year-old foster child placed in his home, according to the Port Orchard Police Department.
According to Officer Bob MacFann, the alleged incidents came to his attention on Oct. 12 when an officer from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections called to report that a letter the suspect wrote to an inmate of the New Lisbon Correctional Facility detailing molestation was intercepted.
After receiving a copy of the letter, MacFann noted the suspect had sent the letter to a inmate serving a 40-year sentence for child sexual assault and exploitation, and had addressed it fellow pervert.
In the 12-page letter, the suspect detailed numerous sexual fantasies involving bestiality, necrophilia and pedophilia, and bragged of sexual contacts he had had with at least one minor in his home.
In particular, the suspect described at least one instance when he had molested a 3-year-old foster child placed in his home, forcing sexual contact and exposing himself to the young girl.
After contacting the Depart-ment of Health and Human Services, MacFann learned that, although the suspect did not have an active foster care license, he did have three children placed in his and his wifes home, which was allowed because the children were relatives.
MacFann said there were a total of six children under 16 years of age living in the suspects home, which included the relative placements, two biological children and one adopted child.
All six children have been removed from the home and placed into protective custody, MacFann said.
MacFann said the suspect was arrested Monday after he came down to the police station and confessed. The suspect told MacFann family members had advised him to turn himself in.
He was booked into Kitsap County Jail on one count of first-degree child rape, a class A felony, and at least one count of exposing himself to a minor.
He was expected to make his first appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court within a day or two of his arrest.