Press Release

September 26, 2014

Crownhill Elementary Volunteer Charged with Rape of a Child

BREMERTON — A 51-year-old Bremerton man who has volunteered at Crownhill Elementary was charged with first-degree rape of a child Friday in Kitsap County District Court.

Stephen Robert Jabs was arrested Thursday at his home on Holly Road near Seabeck, where Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office investigators, on tips from witnesses, found numerous photographs of underage children. The Sheriff’s Office believes there may additional victims, said spokesman Sgt. Ken Dickinson.

Jabs was booked into jail of charges of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charges were upgraded to rape on Friday, when Jabs made his initial appearance in court.

Anyone with additional information should call Detective Aaron Baker at (360) 337-5611.

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