Sept. 24, 2012
Case Updates: September 24, 2012
Prolific Burglar Sentenced: State v. Maxfield Dare: Repeat burglar Maxfield Dare was sentenced August 24 to an exceptional sentence of ten years in prison on a variety of charges in connection with a crime spree in North Seattle. Dare, 18, pleaded guilty in June to four counts of Residential Burglary (with Occupied Dwelling Aggravators), and two counts each of Motor Vehicle Theft and Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree. He also pleaded to Theft First Degree and Assault Fourth Degree for a robbery in the U-District in March. Dare burglarized homes late at night while residents were sleeping. He would steal cash, electronics, ATM and credit cards, and sometimes victims’ cars. Prosecutors sought a sentence of 11 years in prison. The standard range was five to seven years. Dare also amassed 15 convictions as a juvenile offender, but was not incarcerated for any significant length of time because of the state’s juvenile sentencing laws. The case was handled by DPA Mafe Rajul.
Former Church Musician/Foster Parent Guilty of Molesting Children: State v. Timothy Dampier: Timothy L. Dampier pleaded guilty last week to multiple charges of rape of a child and child molestation for sexually abusing boys when he was involved in church and youth organizations. 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. The crimes occurred between 1997 and 2011. Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 22 years in prison when Dampier is sentenced on October 12. Prosecutors commend Detective Donna Stangeland of the Seattle Police Department and Detective Ellen Inman of the Bellevue Police Department for their outstanding investigative work on the cases. The case was handled by Senior DPA Lisa Johnson.
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