#childmolestor | Repeat child molester enters guilty plea

WENATCHEE — A Chelan man convicted of child molestation almost 30 years ago is headed back to prison for victimizing three more children.

Timothy Wade Cook, 56, pleaded guilty Monday in Chelan County Superior Court to charges of molesting three different youths, and to a count of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor. He took that plea to avoid the more stringent sentence for a charge of first-degree child molestation.

Cook admitted abusing the victims between the years 1998 and 2017. All were boys between 12 and 16 years old.

Cook was previously convicted of child sexual abuse in 1992. When he’s sentenced on Aug. 17, he could receive anywhere from 20 years to life in prison.

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