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Bothell man charged with sex crimes

A registered sex offender living in Bothell, Brian David Ormsby, 45, pled not guilty March 24 in a Snohomish County court room, charged with several crimes relating to his alleged contact with a 17-year-old boy.

The charges against Ormsby include attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and indecent liberties by forcible compulsion, the last being basically a sex crime involving improper touching, according to Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Halley Hupp, who is handling the case.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office arrested Ormsby March 5, Hupp added.

According to Hupp and sheriff's office Public Information Officer Rebecca Hoover, Ormsby allegedly hired the 17-year-old to help him with some computer repair work. Hoover described that employment as nothing more than an attempt to gain the boy's trust.

Ormsby allegedly later took the youth to at least two motels, including one in Everett, where officials claim the alleged attacks took place.

Hoover said Ormsby has a prior conviction for rape, a charge stemming from a 1989 incident in King County reportedly involving a 5-year-old boy.

Hupp did not have any details, but said officials near Tacoma are investigating a supposed Internet talent agency allegedly operated by Ormsby. However, neither Hupp nor Hoover had any information about further alleged victims or allegations against Ormsby at this point. As of March 26, Hupp said Ormsby still was sitting in a Snohomish County jail, being held on a $100,000 bond.

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