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Prosecutors allege teen son of Marysville day care operator sexually assaulted three girls

The teenage son of a Marysville day care operator has been charged with child rape and child molestation.

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By Diana Hefley
Herald Writer
@dianahefley
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MARYSVILLE -- Prosecutors are accusing a teenager of sexually assaulting three children at his mother's Marysville day care.
Dakota Wilson, 18, denied touching the girls. Detectives reported that Wilson allegedly admitted that he'd sexually assaulted children at his mother's previous day care in Idaho. He said that since then he's learned to control his sexual urges by filling his time with friends and video games, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Matt Hunter wrote in court papers.
Hunter charged Wilson on Thursday with first-degree child rape and two counts of first-degree child molestation. Wilson has not been arrested. Court documents indicate that Wilson is living in Idaho.
Detectives say that the abuse happened at All Hours Childcare in Marysville. The 24-hour in-home day care is owned by Wilson's mother. He lived there and helped his mother with the operations, court papers said. The day care's license has been suspended, Hunter wrote.
It's unclear when the license was suspended.
Wilson is accused in the assaults earlier this year three girls, ages 10, 5 and 4, while they were at the day care, Hunter wrote.
One girl said Wilson's mother was asleep on the couch when one of the assaults happened. The girl told investigators she'd been repeatedly groped but that she didn't report the abuse sooner because she was afraid of getting in trouble.
Wilson was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offenses. He has been charged in adult court as required under the law. If convicted, he faces up to 18 years in prison.
Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.
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