Arlington private school teacher charged with rape of a child

A 37-year-old Arlington man has been charged with one count rape of a child - third degree following an investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office that the man, a principal at a private school, had sex with a 14-year-old female student.

Sheriff's detectives began investigating the matter in June when the girl's parents (who live in unincorporated Arlington) reported her as a runaway. It was later discovered that her principal had allowed her to sleep at the school for a short period of time instead of reporting her whereabouts to authorities.

Earlier this week, the girl told detectives she'd had sex with her principal while she was staying at the school. The school is located in the 100 block of S. French Ave. in the city of Arlington.

The man was arraigned today where he was charged with the crime and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Detectives are not aware of any additional victims at this time. The case is now with the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office.

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