Kirton

Curtis John Kirton appears Monday in Mason County Superior Court.

SHELTON — A 63-year-old Olympia man faces life in prison without parole after he pleaded guilty in Mason County Superior Court to rape, child molestation and incest charges.

Curtis John Kirton chose his Monday arraignment to plead guilty to the charges that involved his granddaughter when she was between ages 6 and 10 at her family home in Shelton.

Kirton is charged with first-degree rape of a child, first-degree child molestation and first-degree incest.

Mason County Superior Court Judge Amber Finlay set Kirton’s sentencing date for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Finlay informed Kirton that he could face life in prison without parole given his previous criminal record.

Finlay asked Kirton how he pleaded to each charge and he calmly answered “guilty.”

Kirton was already a registered sex offender in Mason County for a similar offense in 1991 that led to his conviction for second-degree child molestation, court records show.

Kirton was arrested by Shelton Police and booked on county jail on Oct. 17.

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Darrell Barker

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