Burlington, WA – A 31-year old Sedro-Woolley man was arrested by Burlington Police after a 15-year old teen reported that a family friend had inappropriately touched her while she was sleeping.
The teen told detectives she awoke to find the man touching her breasts and buttocks and trying to kiss her after she fell asleep on a couch in her family’s home, where the male had been visiting in 2015. The teen told her boyfriend and his mother what happened and then her parents, who notified Law Enforcement.
The male offered an explanation to detectives as to why he was kissing and touching the teen, stating that he did so in a “controlled environment, more or less as a mentor, so the teen did not go outside of the home and do similar things.
The male is currently being held in the Skagit County Jail.
Skagit Breaking is not identifying the male to protect the identity of the victim.