OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Prosecutors plan on seeking an exceptionally long sentence for a sex offender accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl at the Enumclaw library Wednesday.
A spokesperson at the King County Prosecutor’s Office said when charges are filed against Travis Lean, prosecutors will seek a 25-year minimum sentence based on Lean’s past and the “predatory nature” of the library incident.
Wednesday afternoon the 11-year-old told police Lean demanded she go to the bathroom with him or he’d kill her. Investigators say the 25-year-old Lean molested the girl in the men’s bathroom.
In 2008, at the age of 21, Lean was convicted of rape of a child after he had sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend.
Prosecutors argued to send Lean away for 20 months, but the judge decided instead to order counseling and supervision for the man.
After prosecutors say he was found viewing porn, the judge sent Lean to prison for 20 months. Then in 2011 he was charged with raping a developmentally disabled woman.
But prosecutors said the victim was not willing or able to testify against Lean, so they offered him a plea deal to a lesser charge. Lean was sent to 180 days in jail on an attempted rape charge.
Lean was considered a level one sex offender, the least dangerous when it comes to notifying the public.
Since his past accusers were known to him, the Department of Corrections did not think his neighbors needed to know of his past, said Department of Corrections Assistant Secretary Anmarie Aylward.
Aylward said Lean was under close supervision because of his past crimes.
Lean met with his community corrections officer about every week, Aylward said.