Alleged child molester charged

Former Sequim man immediately posts bail

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:30pm
  • News

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.

More in News

Weather — Aug. 15, 2018

Temperatures Date High Low Aug. 7 75 54 Aug. 8 85 56… Continue reading

Sunland Golf Country Club struggling, homeowners to discuss possible contract options

Leaders of Sunland Golf & Country Club say the 18-hole course and… Continue reading

Emma Murphy, a Port Angeles High School student and Junior ROTC member, helps sort 2018 arts and crafts entries at the fairgrounds on Aug 13.
Clallam County Fair’s 99th year runs Aug. 16-19 in Port Angeles

2018 Clallam County Fair When: Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 16-19 Where: Clallam County Fairgrounds,… Continue reading

Plans for school portables underway

As Sequim School District readies for the next school year, several programs… Continue reading

Hot rods rev up for Sequim Prairie Nights Saturday, Aug. 18 in downtown

When you see this many cool cars rolling down Washington Street, it… Continue reading

Sequim City Manager receives ‘excellent’ review

Sequim City Councilors seem to like what City Manager Charlie Bush is… Continue reading

A ‘Revolutionary’ good time: Northwest Colonial Festival draws another big crowd

After a long weekend of lavender love in July, George Washington Inn/Washington… Continue reading

Sequim man sentenced in rape cases

A former Sequim church trustee who has been convicted of raping two… Continue reading

Sequim man facing fourth DUI charge in under 10 years

A 26-year-old Sequim man appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Aug.… Continue reading

Most Read