- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington jury has found a former Bremerton School District volunteer guilty of sexually assaulting five girls.

The Kitsap Sun reports (https://bit.ly/29Qi3BG ) that the jury convicted 53-year-old Stephen Jabs of ten felonies, including five counts each of child rape and child molestation.

Jabs babysat multiple girls at his Seabeck house, where prosecutors say the assaults occurred. He testified that he did not sexually assault the girls, contradicting accounts from some of the victims.

Jury foreman Kent Salisbury of Bainbridge Island told the Kitsap Sun that Jabs’ testimony did not seem credible in light of other evidence.

Tim Healy, Jabs’ attorney, declined to comment on the verdict but says he thinks Jabs will appeal.

Senior Deputy Prosecutor Cami Lewis was not immediately available for comment.

Jabs’ sentencing is scheduled for September.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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