Sequim man gets more than 4 years in prison for child molestation

Judge goes beyond prosecuting attorney’s office recommendation

A 38-year-old Sequim man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for the second-degree molestation of a 4-year-old girl.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brent Basden on May 22 sentenced Brian Russell Dilley to 50 months of confinement and three years of community custody.

Basden rejected the recommendation by the prosecuting attorney’s office that Dilley receive 30 months of confinement and three years of community custody.

The standard sentence range based on Dilley’s offender score and the seriousness of the offense was 15-20 months and the maximum sentence 10 years, according to court documents.

Dilley, charged Sept. 6 with first-degree molestation, pleaded guilty April 10 to the lesser charge.

“I am unaware that Mr. Dilley has shown any remorse for his crimes nor taken full responsibility for his actions,” according to an April 14 pre-sentence report by Community Corrections Officer Kasey Ulin.

“The severity of his actions have caused damage which could last a lifetime.”

Ulin said Dilley held a position of trust with the victim, now 7, who was 5 when she reported the incident in June 2017.

The molestation took place between July 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017.

When the girl was 5, she told her mother that Dilley made her touch him sexually when she was 4.

The mother and daughter were talking about “things that are appropriate and inappropriate,” according to the probable cause statement.

The girl later said during a child forensics interview that Dilley made her touch him or she would not be allowed to play with his virtual reality headset. Dilley told a relative that the girl “wanted me to do it,” according to the probable cause statement.

His conditions for community custody include not using gaming devices.

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