Man charged with first-degree child rape

A 14-year-old girl’s statement about having sex with a Port Orchard man led to charges being filed in Kitsap County District Court.

Jeremy Thomas Stevens, 29, was charged with first-degree child rape on June 10, according to court documents. He was orginally charged with the crime on May 8.

A warrant was issued for Stevens who is employed as a long-haul interstate trucker. He was arrested and booked into the Kitsap County Jail on June 8. Bail was set at $100,000.

Stevens’ next court appearance is June 25.

The victim was interviewed by the Sexual Assault Unit of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office on April 23. She told investigators a couple of weeks after she turned 11, that Stevens rape her on multiple occasions, charging papers stated.

Court records stated during a May 3 interview, a 14-year-old friend of the victim told investigators that she witness the two having sex. The victim told the friend that she was having sex with Steven since she was 11. The friend told investigators that Stevens asked her to join in once while the two girls stayed over at Stevens’ parent’s home. The girl said she refused Stevens’ request.


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