PO suspect facing child rape charges

A 29-year-old Port Orchard man was charged with two counts of rape of a child in the first degree in Kitsap County Superior Court on Monday. He pleaded not guilty.

David Aaron Thompson was arrested Thursday at his home, located on the 1500 block of Willow Road SE in Port Orchard.

According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Thompson is accused of having sexual contact with two girls, ages 5 and 6, on three separate occasions within the past year.

The most recent assault is said to have occurred in August around the time of the Kitsap County Fair.

In a recorded interview conducted Thursday by the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Assault Unit, both victims told investigators Thompson made them play a game that involved oral sex.

The girls said Thompson made them “pinky swear” not to tell anyone about the game and said that if they did, he would spank them.

One of the alleged victims is Thompson’s stepdaughter. The other, her friend, told her grandmother about one of the incidents last Wednesday, prompting communication between the victims’ mothers and the subsequent involvement of the Sheriff’s Office.

Both girls were in Thompson’s care at the time of the incidents.

According to Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson, Thompson’s bail was initially set at $500,000. He was arraigned Monday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of a child in the first degree.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Dee Boughton, the judge reduced Thompson’s bail from $500,000 to $200,000.

“We requested that it be maintained at $500,000,” Boughton said.

Thompson’s trial date is scheduled for Nov. 23. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 3.

If Thompson is found guilty, Boughton said, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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