SOAP LAKE - A Soap Lake man is being held on $100,000 bail, accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl.
Samuel E. Allen, 32, is charged in Grant County Superior Court with first-degree child molestation. Allen was taken into custody Friday in connection to the investigation that began back in February.
Deputies initially responded to Samaritan Hospital on Feb. 17 after the victim reported Allen had touched her privates while she was staying with a friend at Allen’s home, according to court records.
The victim’s clothes she was wearing at the time of the alleged incident were collected and sent to the Washington State Crime Lab. During interviews with Allen, he denied ever touching the girl.
An analysis of the girl’s clothing at the crime lab reportedly showed trace amounts of DNA on the girl’s underwear, matching Allen’s DNA profile, according to court records. There was also a second set of DNA that did not match Allen.
Allen was arrested Friday at his home on Road B Northeast. Allen was made aware of the DNA evidence and stated “he had nothing to hide and if he knew how it happened he would tell (the deputy),” court records state. Allen also allegedly said he occasionally sleep walks but did not think he had done so for some time.