Travis Lear of Enumclaw was arraigned Thursday morning and pleaded not guilty to a charge of Child Molestation First Degree for the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl at the Enumclaw Library on Jan. 30, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.
The charge includes a special allegation that provides for a longer sentence if a sexual assault was a predatory offense.
If a jury finds the predatory allegation to be proven, it triggers a mandatory 25-year sentence.
The charge also carries an indeterminate maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
According to court documents, the Enumclaw Police Department is familiar with Lear due to his criminal past as a convicted sex offender.
Lear’s prior convictions include rape of a child in the third degree from 2008 and attempted rape in the third degree from 2011. The 25-year-old man currently has a pending allegation of possession of stolen property in the second degree.
Lear remains in jail with bail set at $1 million. A case setting hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28.