Marysville man sentenced to sexual deviancy program in Island County

From the Whidbey News-Times:

Joshua Lawrence, currently a Marysville resident, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court Feb. 8 to three counts of child molestation in the first degree.

Under the plea agreement, the prosecutor promised to recommend to the judge that Lawrence be sentenced under the Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative, if the department of Corrections agrees in the pre-sentence investigation. The Department of Corrections investigators found that Lawrence was a low risk to the community and amenable to treatment.

[...] Oak Harbor Police Detective Mike Bailey started investigating the case last fall after the alleged victim, who was then 13 years old, told a friend that Lawrence had molested her.

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