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Alleged child molester charged

Donald Gene Larson faced two sex-crime charges in Clallam County Superior Court on Dec. 17 related to alleged actions with a minor.

Larson, 51, once from Sequim but now from Elma, is charged with rape of a child in the first degree and child molestation in the first degree. The charges stem from an 11-year-old's testimony about her relationship with Larson before he relocated away from Sequim.

The girl reportedly told Sequim Police that on many occasions she was at Larson's apartment by herself where he would have her engage in several different sexual acts with him. She said she was between the ages of 8 and 9 at the time.

The girl said nothing had happened since Larson moved from the area. However, according to the report, Larson did send the girl "expensive gifts" and would return to her house for dinner when he was in Sequim.

On Dec. 14, the girl's family reported that Larson was back in town, asking to bring more presents and to have dinner at their house once again. Sequim Police located Larson and took him into custody.

After being processed and arraigned, Larson immediately posted a $50,000 bail or bond to get out of jail. The court ordered that he maintain a physical residence in Sequim and that his travel is limited to within Clallam County. The judge further ruled that Larson may not contact or have any communication with any child under the age of 18 years.

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