Redmond detectives arrested a man on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as part of an online undercover operation targeting the sexual abuse of minors.
Christopher Remsing, 30, of Kent, is charged with two counts of Attempted Rape of a Child in the First Degree.
Detectives posted an online advertisement seeking a babysitter directed at adults wanting unsupervised access to minor children.
Remsing responded to the ad and made numerous statements indicating he was sexually interested in children and would trade access to them for babysitting services.
The detective provided an address in Redmond.
When Remsing arrived at the address, he was contacted by Redmond police and arrested. He was carrying a backpack containing condoms, toys, and children’s movies.
Search warrants were executed on his vehicle and apartment. Detectives located several hundred pairs of children’s underwear and articles of clothing, along with multiple electronic devices that are currently being forensically examined. The investigation is ongoing.
Remsing was booked into the King County Jail on $750,000 bail.
“We are committed to catching and holding accountable anyone who engages in the sexual exploitation of a child,” said Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe. “These crimes can happen anywhere. We are dedicated to identifying and catching predators before they can victimize a child.”
Detectives believe there may be more victims and ask anyone with additional information to contact the Redmond Police Department at 425-556-2500.
Parents are encouraged to use extra caution when searching online for a babysitter. Find a sitter through trusted sources or check with family or friends who may know someone looking for childcare jobs. Ask for references and research the candidate on a web search engine and social media platforms. If possible, run a background check on the candidate.
Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact their local police department or submit a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-843-5678 or on their website at https://www.missingkids.org/home.
Jill Green, Public Information Officer