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Vancouver man fails to report to sex offender treatment, sentenced to 7 years

By , Columbian staff reporter

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for failing to report to a sex offender treatment program after he was convicted in July 2019 of two counts of second-degree attempted rape of a child.

Raeshaun Marquis Bolds, 22, was originally sentenced in Clark County Superior Court to seven years of imprisonment between the two cases, with six of those years suspended in lieu of a sexual-deviancy treatment program, according to court records.

Bolds is required to register as a sex offender for life.

In November 2016, one of the victims, a 12-year-old girl, snuck out of her residence — after communicating with Bolds, who was 19 at the time, for about a week via Snapchat — and spent the night at his house, according to an affidavit of probable cause. She told investigators Bolds gave her alcohol and then forced her to have sex, despite her repeated requests for him to stop, the affidavit said.

A few months later, during an interview with a Clark County sheriff’s deputy, Bolds denied communicating with the girl at all, according to the affidavit. Bolds said she was at his house for a few minutes and that she likely didn’t know he was there, the affidavit said.

However, Bolds provided a DNA sample, which matched bodily fluids recovered during a sexual assault exam, the affidavit said.

In August 2018, a woman called 911 to report that her 13-year-old daughter had been raped by Bolds, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

After communicating via Snapchat for some time, the girl snuck out of her friend’s house while staying the night there. She met up with Bolds, and they had sex several times in Bolds’ van, which deputies later found at his home, the affidavit said.

He was also convicted in July 2019 of first-degree criminal impersonation and sentenced to one year in prison to run concurrently with the sentence in the other cases.