A 29-year-old registered sex offender from Olympia has been charged with reoffending while under state Department of Corrections supervision. The suspect, who got out of prison in May, is charged with having sexual relations with a 14-year-old Centralia Middle School student.
Olympia Police Detective Chris Johnstone investigated Curtis Rudolph Jr.’s sexual relationship with the 14-year-old girl after a DOC community corrections officer notified Johnstone in June that Rudolph had violated the conditions of his probation, court papers state.
Rudolph was required to register as a Level III sex offender upon his release from prison after serving part of a one-year sentence for an act of voyeurism he committed in Olympia. Level III sex offenders are categorized for being most likely to reoffend.
Rudolph violated the conditions of his probation when his global-positioning system ankle bracelet showed that he had been to Borst Park in Centralia, court papers state. Rudolph was barred from being at parks where children congregate as a condition of his probation, a DOC spokesman said Thursday.
The community corrections officer discovered sexually explicit photos of the 14-year-old on Rudolph’s cell phone. The 14-year-old eventually disclosed to Detective Johnstone and the community corrections officer that she had sexual relations with Rudolph, and that she had texted him sexually explicit photos of herself.
Rudolph denied having any contact with the 14-year-old. He also denied having sexually explicit photos of the girl on his cell phone.
Rudolph was charged Tuesday in Lewis County Superior Court with third-degree rape of a child, communication with a minor for immoral purposes, and three counts of possession of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was being held at the Thurston County Jail Thursday with bail set at $100,000.
In November 2012, Rudolph was sentenced to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to voyeurism for looking through a 9-year-old girl’s bedroom window as she dressed for school at her home on Cooper Point Road.
Rudolph pleaded guilty to the voyeurism charge last year in Olympia as part of a plea deal. According to the plea deal, prosecutors dropped Rudolph’s charge of luring in exchange for his guilty plea to voyeurism. The luring charge stemmed from an allegation that Rudolph approached an 11-year-old girl in May 2012, told her she was a “cutie” and asked her to come home with him, court papers state.
Rudolph has a long history of arrests, court papers state, including for lewd conduct in Olympia Municipal Court in January 2012, and a juvenile case for indecent exposure in 1999.
Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 firstname.lastname@example.org