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Coupeville man charged with child molestation

A Coupeville man was charged with first-degree child molestation last week, according to documents on file in Island County Superior Court.

Clyde Augustus McCarty, 67, was arrested and charged by the prosecutor’s office.

The alleged molestation occurred a year ago, but only revealed just this past month, according to court documents.

The alleged victim, a young child, told adults that she had “touched privates” with another child, but that it was OK because McCarty had done the same to her, according to court documents.

The victim allegedly told police in an interview that McCarty told her not to tell anyone. She reportedly said that the incident only occurred once, according to court documents.

McCarty is scheduled to appear in for a court for a hearing on Sept. 15.

Trial for McCarty is currently scheduled for Oct. 28.

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