Port Angeles man gets 13-year sentence for child rape

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of child rape will spend nearly 13 years in prison for the crimes.

Michael Donald Stephens, 33, was sentenced Tuesday to 155 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in June to three counts of second-degree rape of a child, according to documents filed in Clallam County Superior Court.

Stephens also will pay $1,300 in victim assessment and court fees.

A victim restitution hearing is set for Sept. 20 in Clallam County Superior Court, according to court documents.

Inmate in Shelton

Stephens was listed on the inmate roster of the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton as of Thursday.

Stephens originally was charged with four counts of second-degree rape of a child, one count of third-degree rape of a child, one count of third-degree child molestation, one count of second-degree attempted rape of a child, one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of fourth-degree assault.

According to court documents, Stephens was alleged to have sexually and physically abused five children, ranging in age from 9 to 15, with whom he previously was acquainted.

Port Angeles police said they had investigated the child abuse reports March 30 at a home off Lauridsen Boulevard in west Port Angeles.

After interviewing the children involved, police arrested Stephens without incident.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: August 01. 2013 6:29PM
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