62-year-old transient charged with molesting sisters

A 62-year-old transient taken into a South Kitsap home last month was charged Friday with molesting two of the family’s daughters, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Allen Dodson Sr., 62, pleaded not guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court to one count of second-degree child molestation for allegedly inappropriately touching the teen-aged stepdaughters of an acquaintance whose home he had been living in for the past month.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson, Dodson was arrested a day after officials at the South Kitsap School District junior high school the girls attend was approached by a third party who reported the incidents.

Wilson said detectives began investigating the charges within an hour, and the next day arrested Dodson — who was reportedly making plans to leave the state — at the girls’ home.

Wilson said detectives believe there were numerous instances of inappropriate contact between Dodson and the victims following his arrival at the home in mid-February.

The defendant’s omnibus hearing is scheduled for March 31.

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