Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

Island County Sheriff’s Office photo Brett A. Cofer is wanted on $150,000 arrest warrant on suspicion of child molestation.

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is being sought on a $150,000 arrest warrant, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Brett A. Cofer, 31, of Spokane Valley, in Island County Superior Court Aug. 30 with four counts of child molestation in the first degree. The counts were filed as domestic-violence charges.

In July, a 13-year-old girl disclosed to a deputy in another county that Cofer molested her when she was 9, the police report states. The girl said Cofer was her mom’s boyfriend and she lived in a home with him, at times without her mother.

The girl said she slept in the same bed as Cofer. She said he molested her multiple times when they were in the bed together, the police report states. The girl said she was confused about what was happening and too scared to tell anyone at the time.

The case was passed on to the Island County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

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