‘National Security’ A FactorMarch 21st, 2007 by josh farley
Prosecutors weighed Edward E. Scott’s access to matters of national security in charging him with attempted child rape and communicating with a minor immorally on the internet, Russ Hauge told me on the phone Tuesday.
The Kitsap County Prosecutor — and a former military man himself — Hauge said that his post allowed him access to sensitive information.
If he was willing to use a work computer to chat with who he believed to be a mother and twins to solicit sex, prosecutors worried what else he might be capable of, Hauge told me.
Scott, arrested Friday at the motel where he’d told the “mother” to get a room for the alleged sexual acts, was officially charged with crimes Tuesday.
Scott remains in Kitsap County jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. His next hearing is set for April 20.