Parents of children at a Marysville daycare didn’t get what they wanted in a Snohomish County courtroom Tuesday.
An 18-year-old man convicted of assaulting three children in his mother’s daycare will not be required to register as a sex offender.
Dakota Wilson, 18, was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention and five years on parole.
Prosecutors bargained away rape charges after pretrial rulings weakened their case. Assistant Deputy Prosecutor Matt Hunter said the three year juvenile sentence coupled with the lengthy probation terms assures that Wilson will be closely monitored for at least eight years. He’ll also receive sexual deviancy treatment.
The KING 5 Investigators reported in 2011 that Wilson faced similar accusations in Idaho before his mother opened a daycare in Marysville. He was not convicted of any crimes in Idaho.
The mother of one victim, who asked not to be identified, pleaded unsuccessfully with the judge to require sex offender registration.
“Dakota has shown his repetitive pedophile tendencies in Idaho and now in Washington,” the mother told sentencing Judge Anita Farris. “If the courts allow him, he will continue to abuse children. It’s not right that he walks away again, NOT registered as a sexual predator.”
In earlier reports, the KING 5 Investigators revealed that, until the criminal case broke, Wilson’s mother, Anne Ladale Moore, earned $232,000 a year in state money. She was the top earner among home daycares that provide state subsidized childcare for low income parents.