Adopted daughter: BI parents were ‘trying to escape me’

A suicidal girl told Bainbridge Island police her parents were “trying to escape me.”

She apparently was right as her mom was charged with family abandonment in Kitsap County Superior Court Nov. 20 . Bail was set at $250,000. She faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The 39-year-old BI woman tried to get police to arrest her the day before for abandoning her adopted daughter.

The mom said she had been in touch with Children’s Protective Services for eight months, trying to relinquish care because the parents were unable to care for the girl. The mom was on medication for mental health issues.

The mom said she was worried about leaving the girl alone, afraid she would hurt herself, one of the animals, burn the house down, cause damage and more. The mom said the girl had attempted suicide a few times before. The night before the mom stayed at a friend’s house on BI, and they had a “gala.”

BI police reports say on Nov. 18 at 7:42 p.m. they were dispatched to NE Lafayette Avenue for a suicidal juvenile. The girl took 6,000 milligrams of Tylenol along with some Xanax and Zoloft pills that belonged to her mother, both requiring a prescription.

BI Fire Department medics were with the girl when police arrived. She said she had been trying to contact her parents for two days. The girl said they are “trying to escape me.” The mom had left the home and was refusing to return. She would not answer her phone. The father lives somewhere else on BI.

The girl was taken to a hospital. The father was contacted and was to meet her there.

The mom was interviewed by police. She told them she would not return home “without a safe plan.”

DOD employee faces sex charges

A 40-year-old Bremerton man with a Secret Security clearance was in Superior Court Nov. 20 charged with dealing depictions of a minor and possession of depictions of another minor under age 13.

He faces 20 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. Bail was $75,000.

Homeland Security records show that on Nov. 15 an internet messaging platform showed in a private chat that someone was abusing a 12-year-old girl. One image showed a nude girl in a chair, along with more graphic sexually obscene ones. Comments in the chat were also obscene.

Homeland Security found out one of those involved lived close to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and was a Department of Defense Civil Service employee with a Secret Security clearance.

When confronted the man said while he had the images he committed no offenses personally with underage people. He has images on his phone that he paid for with Bitcoin.