On April 22, 2022 – Gregory Guy Cremarosa, 60, of Port Townsend, pled guilty to one count of Attempted Child Molestation in the Second Degree and two counts of felony Communications with a Minor for Immoral Purposes for acts that occurred in June and July of 2021.
Court records show that, in June of 2021, Gregory Cremarosa of Port Townsend, contacted two fifteen-year-old girls while they were at the Port Townsend Skate Park. Mr. Cremarosa told the girls he was “hitting on them” and he gave them his phone number. The girls contacted law enforcement.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Port Townsend Police Department enlisted the assistance of the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF). A member of MECTF, posing as a thirteen-year-old girl named Leah, reached out to Mr. Cremarosa at the phone number he had provided at the skate park. After a day of communication, Mr. Cremarosa agreed to meet with “Leah” at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend so that they could engage in sexual conduct. At approximately eleven o’clock in the evening of July 1, Mr. Cremarosa was arrested at Chetzemoka Park when he drove to the park to meet with “Leah.”
On April 22, 2022 Mr. Cremarosa plead guilty to one count of Attempted Child Molestation in the Second Degree and two counts of felony Communications with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, all charges are considered “sex offenses” under the Washington State Sentencing Reform Act. Following the entry of the plea, Jefferson County Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Keith Harper, ordered that the Washington State Department of Corrections conduct a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing will take place on May 20th, 2022. Mr. Cremarosa faces a standard range of 42.75-56.25 months in addition to community custody once he is released as well as requirement to register as a sex offender.
Prosecuting Attorney James Kennedy acknowledged the work that went into this case “I really appreciate the effort that local law enforcement as well as the State Patrol Task Force put into protecting the children of this community. Additionally, this result was achieved because of the hard work that DPA Melissa Pleimann put into this case. And finally, I want to recognize the vigilance of the two teenage girls who brought Mr. Cremarosa to the attention of law enforcement”.
For more information contact:
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office