Port Orchard man faces child rape charge

A 58-year-old man was charged with one count of second-degree child rape Tuesday in Kitsap County District County.

Bart Randall Lawrence, of Port Orchard, was arrested Jan. 17 after Port Orchard police detectives interviewed him about allegations made by a 15-year-old girl.

He was placed in the Kitsap County Jail under $100,000 bail.

According to charging documents, the 15-year-old victim told a school counselor Jan. 9 about the alleged rapes and Port Orchard police were notified.

She told investigators that Lawrence had molested and taken sexually explicit photographs of her from age 7 to 13.

Court records stated the victim said two years ago, that Lawrence attempted to touch her in bed, but she scratched and threatened him. He had not touched her since, the victim told detectives.

Police obtained a search warrant Jan. 15 for the man’s computer and digital camera. They were confiscated after the detectives arrested Lawrence.

The following charges were filed in Kitsap County District Court recently:

Jan. 21: Timothy Roy Trousdale, 25, Port Orchard, possession of a stolen vehicle; Rodney Eugene Higgins, 50, Gig Harbor, second-degree burglary; Robert Samuel Hickerson II, 27, Port Orchard, second-degree burglary; Meaghan Safah Ammar, 28, Port Orchard, possession of meth; Chelsea Ann Marie Rowden, 22, Port Orchard, violation of court order (gross misdemeanor); Jonathan Escobar Karns, 31, transient, violation of court order (gross misdemeanor).

Jan. 17: Donovan Jessie Blanco, 23, transient, failure to register as a sex offender (felony).

Jan. 16: Steven Wayne Parkinson, 55, Port Orchard, possession of meth; Michael Ray Wiggins, 42, Port Orchard, two counts of violation of court order (felony).

Jan. 15: Cherie Ann Jacobs, 39, Port Orchard, second-degree malicious mischief; Cynthia Louise Schultz, 51, Olalla, violation of court order (gross misdemeanor).


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