Man pleads not guilty to molesting girl in library bathroomon February 14, 2013 @ 2:33 pm (Updated: 2:38 pm - 2/14/13 )
Travis Lear remains in jail on $1 million bail while he faces charges of first-degree child molestation and kidnapping.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said his office will make a special filing in the case that seeks to give Lear a mandatory prison sentence of more than 25 years if convicted.
"There's special law in place that's been on the books for about six years involving stranger attacks on children," Satterberg said. "Those are extremely rare but also obviously very serious."
Lear is accused of forcing the girl into the library restroom on Jan. 30 and groping her. According to court documents, he told her to remove her clothing and threatened to kill her.
He was later identified by the girl's father, who saw him after the attack, and through library video.
Lear was required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty in 2008 to child rape involving a 14-year-old.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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