Timothy L. Dampier pleaded guilty on Thursday, Sept. 13, to multiple charges of rape of a child and child molestation for sexually abusing boys when he was involved in church and youth organizations, the King County Prosecutor's Office said.
Dampier, 39, pleaded guilty to a total of 22 counts involving ten victims between the ages of nine and 17. The charges include Rape of a Child (First and Second Degree), Child Molestation (First, Second and Third Degree), Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Possession of Child Pornography, and Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes.
after being questioned at his job at the Boys & Girls Club. The investigation was launched after one of the victims, now 21 years old, went to the minister of a Seattle Central-area church and told him that Dampier had abused him. The victim had heard that Dampier was hired as a musician by that church and told the minister he was concerned about the safety of other children. The minister notified Seattle Police of the man’s report.
The crimes occurred between 1997 and 2011, the prosecutors office said in a news release. Prosecutors say they will recommend a sentence of 22 years in prison when Dampier is sentenced on Oct. 12.
The Prosecutors Office highlighted the investigative work of Detective Ellen Inman of the Bellevue Police Department along with Detective Donna Stangeland of the Seattle Police Department for "their outstanding investigative work on the cases."