Man charged with communicating with minor

POULSBO — Garnet L.J. Thomas, 22 of Calgary is charged in Kitsap County Superior Court with second-degree child molestation.

Poulsbo Police and Bainbridge Island Police departments were notified by the FBI of a suspect staying at the Poulsbo Inn who had communicated with a Bainbridge Island minor.

Thomas allegedly communicated with a 13-year-old girl since November 2012 through the Internet and text messages. Thomas allegedly met the victim three times in February.

Thomas was arrested by Poulsbo Police officers, and his car and computer were seized. He was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $25,000 bail, later raised to $100,000.


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