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Sluys molestation charges dismissed

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County Superior Court dismissed pending child molestation charge against Daniel Sluys on Feb. 3.

The Poulsbo man pleaded innocent to first-degree molestation in January. He was arraigned Jan. 5. His next court date would have been Feb. 29.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Coreen Schnaps said after the defense’s interview with the victim, prosecutors received conflicting information and did not feel they had enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Though Sluys’ attorney, David Allen commended the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for dismissing the case prior to trial, he felt his client should not have been charged.

“It’s so stale and unsupported,” Allen said in January.

In a press release sent by his attorney, Sluys said he is thankful the case was dismissed.

“It has been a nightmare and I am glad to move on,” Sluys said in the statement. “I hope that people in the community will afford me the presumption of innocence, especially now that this case has been dismissed.”

 

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