King County prosecutors claim Jeremy J. Schade attempted to talk the child out of her clothes in early November. Schade, 36, was convicted 19 years ago of molesting a young child.
Charging Schade with immoral communication with a minor, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Richard L. Anderson asserted Schade admitted his crime to the girl's family.
"The defendant acknowledged that he 'messed up' to the victim's family and subsequently admitted to investigators that he asked the victim to remove her clothes," Anderson told the court. "The state has concerns that the defendant poses a risk for future criminal behavior given the allegation and the defendant's prior history of offending."
Auburn police learned of the allegations earlier in December after the girl's stepfather reported he found text messages related to the incident on her phone.
According to charging documents, the girl had been over at Schade's apartment when she asked to use his computer. Schade agreed but allegedly demanded she take off some of her clothing in exchange.
Writing the court, an Auburn Police detective said Schade later sent a text message to the girl asking that she not tell anyone what had occurred.
Auburn officers arrested Schade shortly after the allegations came to light. Speaking with police, Schade is alleged to have admitted he told the girl "to do something inappropriate" but suggested he was only kidding.
Schade remains jailed on $200,000 bail. He has not yet entered a plea.