A Belfair man was discovered dead around 12:30 Sunday morning by Mason County Sheriff's deputies, after his live-in girlfriend called the Sheriff's Office to report that he had sexually assaulted a child that he knew, according to a news release from the Mason County Sheriff's Office.
When deputies arrived, they found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted injury.
Detectives located and interviewed the girlfriend and child, and both were released. The crime scene was processed and evidence gathered.
The Mason County Coroner is not releasing the name of the deceased man until next of kin are notified, and the investigation is complete.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning, but those results are not yet available.