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Convicted child molester behind bars again

An Auburn child molester convicted 19 years ago of molesting a young child is behind bars once more for allegedly asking a 12-year-old girl to strip to use his computer.

Jeremy J. Schade, 36, tried to get the girl, a neighbor, to take off some of her clothes Nov. 4, according to charging documents in King County Superior Court.

King County Prosecutors are charging Schade with immoral communication with a minor.

Schade was arraigned Dec. 27 and pleaded not guilty. Case setting is Jan. 10.

In asking for $200,000 bail, Deputy Prosecutor Richard L. Anderson said that Schade had admitted his crime to the girl's family.

"The defendant acknowledged that he 'messed up' to the victim's family and subsequently admitted to investigators that he asked the victim to remove her clothes. The state has concerns that the defendant poses a risk for future criminal behavior given the allegation and the defendant's prior history of offending," Anderson said.

According to court documents, the girl had just cleaned Schade's apartment for extra cash and asked to use his computer. Schade agreed but allegedly added she could use it if she removed her clothing. She took off her shirt, covered herself with a blanket, used the computer and went home.

Later that evening, according to the affidavit, the girl's mother checked through her text messages and found a message apparently from Schade's son asking the girl to delete her texts so that his father would not get into trouble. When the girl's mother asked what the text was referring to and learned of the incident, she and the girl's stepfather went to Schade's apartment to confront him and his son.

Schade wasn't there, but the son said that his father had actually sent the text.

Auburn officers arrested Schade shortly after learning of the allegations. Schade is alleged to have admitted to police that he told the girl "to do something inappropriate" but suggested he was only kidding.

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