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Alfred pleads guilty to sex with student

A former school security guard and basketball coach accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student pleaded guilty Feb. 18 to a charge of sexual misconduct, according to Kitsap County Superior Court records.

South Kitsap resident Andrew Alfred Jr., 33, faces six to 12 months in jail for one count of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

Alfred was working as a school security officer and a boys junior varsity basketball coach for Klahowya Secondary School in Central Kitsap when he was arrested last December.

A school official notified the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office about a possible relationship between Alfred and a female student, which the teen had confided to a friend.

According to court documents, the teen told investigators that Alfred engaged in sexual intercourse with her on at least two occasions at his home on Bethel Road.

An investigation into the charges was launched immediately, and Alfred was placed on administrative leave from the school the next day.

He was booked into Kitsap County Jail on Dec. 9, where he will remain until his sentencing March 21.

Alfred was fired last month from the Central Kitsap School District, where he had worked the past three years.

Although he had not yet been found guilty of the charge, a board spokeswoman said the CKSD board approved the recommendation of the district’s human resources department “based on the preponderance of the information that was available.”

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