By The Chronicle
A Centralia man accused of third-degree child rape made his first court appearance Tuesday after being arrested on a warrant in the case issued last September.
Daulton C. Youckton, 25, of Centralia, has been charged with third-degree rape of a child after being arrested on a warrant in the case issued in September. He failed to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case.
The warrant included $25,000 bail. Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer asked to double that amount Tuesday, citing three active warrants out for Youckton on non-felony cases.
Superior Court Judge Joely O’Rourke ordered Youckton’s bail remain at $25,000.
His next court hearing is scheduled for March 1.
According to court documents, police received a report in August 2017 that Youckton had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
When interviewed by police, the girl confirmed the sexual contact, according to court documents. Youckton reportedly denied the allegations at first, then admitted having consensual sex with the girl.
According to court documents, the third-degree rape of a child charge alleges that Youckton, an adult, had sexual contact with a child between the ages of 14 and 16 when he was at least 48-months older than the alleged victim.