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Former school guard gets year in jail

A former school security guard and basketball coach who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student was sentenced to 12 months in jail this week in Kitsap County Superior Court.

According to court documents, Judge Jay B. Roof imposed the top of the sentencing range for South Kitsap resident Andrew Alfred Jr., 33, who was charged last December with one count of first-degree child molestation.

At the time of his arrest on Dec. 9, Alfred was working as a school security officer and a boys junior varsity basketball coach for Klahowya Secondary School in Central Kitsap.

Law enforcement learned of his crime when 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 victim told Sheriff’s investigators that Alfred engaged in sexual intercourse with her on at least two occasions, once 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 serve out his sentence, minus the three and a half months he has spent in custody already since his arrest.

Alfred was fired the following 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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