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Bellingham man allegedly had sexual contact with 15-year-old girl in Maple Falls home

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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs collect crime statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state. The most recent numbers available are from 2017.

A Bellingham man is suspected of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl while they were visiting a residence in Maple Falls.

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, April 7, booked Anthony Michael McMillen, 31, into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of third-degree child molestation.

According to information provided to The Bellingham Herald by Chief Deputy Kevin Hester, McMillen initiated contact with the girl while they were in Maple Falls.

When the girl was able to leave, she contacted her parents as well as the occupants of the residence, who notified the sheriff’s office, Hester said.

After an investigation, McMillen was arrested without incident, Hester said.

McMillen has previous convictions for protection order violations in 2017, according to Whatcom County Superior Court records, and he was scheduled to make his preliminary appearance on Monday.

Resources

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services: 24-hour Help Line: 360-715-1563, Email: info@dvsas.org.

Lummi Victims of Crime: 360-312-2015.

Bellingham Police: You can call anonymously at 360-778-8611, or go online at cob.org/tips.

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.
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