- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Thurston County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a teenage runaway.

The Olympian reports (https://goo.gl/Lr22Dx ) that 25-year-old Timothy Harrison received the maximum sentence at his hearing Monday. He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape of a child. A charge of commercial sexual abuse of a minor was dropped as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutors say Harrison, a transient, was having a 15-year-old girl solicit men in Tumwater. The victim says he may have impregnated her.

He was arrested in November after law enforcement received a tip about two juvenile females who were at risk of being sexually trafficked.

A co-defendant in the case, 19-year-old Stephen Johantgen was sentenced to 24 months of probation for a lesser charge.


Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com

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