Bremerton 911 dispatcher charged with sex crimes

A Bremerton man who previously worked as a dispatcher with the county's 911 center was charged Tuesday with sex crimes, according to documents filed in Kitsap County District Court.

Brian K. Duncan, 37, was charged by county prosecutors with engaging in sex acts with a teen girl and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, both felonies.

Duncan has been fired from Kitsap County Central Communications, according to its director Richard Kirton.

Court documents allege Duncan provided alcohol to a teenaged girl he knew and engaged in inappropriate touching with her during the summer at a Bremerton-area home. He also allegedly told her that if she did not agree to further sex acts, he would get her into trouble. Duncan also sent a text message to the girl commenting on the alleged sex acts, court documents said.

Duncan was arrested Monday in Sequim. He told detectives he provided the girl alcohol and did send "some text messages he should not have," but asked to have an attorney present for any further questioning.

He was taken to the Kitsap County jail, with bail set at $250,000.

He also had previously worked as a Washington State Patrol dispatcher and had attended but never completed the state patrol’s academy to become a trooper, said Bob Calkins, a state patrol spokesman.

At a hearing Tuesday, Duncan’s bail was reduced to $20,000.