Charges: Black Diamond man forced minor step-children into sex

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Black Diamond resident had sexually assaulted his 12-year-old step-daughter for more than four years, even forcing her into sex with her older brother.

The accusations came to the attention of police Dec. 7 when a 12-year-old middle school student told a fellow student that she had been sexually abused by a family member. She confirmed to school administrators that she suffered abuse from her step-father and half-brother and that she felt suicidal, according to police reports. Staff alerted police to her claims.

The girl told police that her step-father had sexually assaulted her since the summer of 2013, when she was 8 years old, at their Black Diamond house. She described detailed incidents of abuse up until the most recent occurrence, which allegedly occurred in October when her step-father awoke her from her sleep, court records say.

She also said that the step-father took her to a Walgreens in Covington to acquire the "morning after" pill for her after his condom broke during one assault, according to Black Diamond police.

Over the years, the step-father also allegedly forced her to have sex with her older half-brother, who is now 17. He would watch the children perform the sexual acts and take photographs and video tape it, charging documents indicate.

Police arrested the man Dec. 8 and booked him into jail. The 17-year-old was taken into protective custody, reports say.

During a recorded interview, the teen reportedly admitted that he had been having sex with his sister "for a long time" and that the step-father "joins in."

Prosecutors charged the step-father with first-degree child rape, second-degree child rape and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The SeattlePI does not typically release names of people charged with sexual crimes against child family members to protect the children's identity.

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