On Wednesday night, Sheriff’s Office east country deputies arrested a 45-year-old Sultan man for first-degree child molestation. Deputies responded to the 35,000 block of Sultan Startup Road for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the disturbance between an adult woman and the 45-year-old suspect occurred after the woman learned of a young child being sexually assaulted by the suspect.  Deputies spoke with all involved parties and determined there was probable cause to arrest the 45-year-old for child molestation in the first-degree. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. The suspect is a level one Registered Sex Offender in Snohomish County. The Sheriff’s Office Registered Sex Offender unit will be upgrading the offender’s risk classification to a level two. This classification may change again after the court process is complete.  The suspect had his initial court appearance today and is being held on $250,000 bail.

This remains an active investigation, and we will update this story as more details become available.

Remember to call or report and suspected child abuse or molestation. You could be the one to save a child’s life!