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‘Shocking’ child rape, porn suspect charged with new molestation crime bails out of jail; jury trial set for June

 

UPDATE — April 19, 2017
Accused child predator, Shawn Morgan, bailed out of jail on Tuesday, April 18th.

An omnibus hearing is set for May 19th.

His jury trial is set for June 15th.

UPDATE — April 14, 2017
Shawn Morgan was booked into the Pierce County Jail on a new Child Molestation charge on Friday.

He’s being held on $250,000 bail.

UPDATE — December 28, 2016
Shawn Morgan — charged with multiple crimes related to raping and molesting children and possessing child pornography — posted $100,000 bail and was released from the Pierce County jail on Tuesday.

Shawn Morgan stands charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation; two counts of first-degree child rape; 47 counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct; unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; unlawful possession of ammonia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

“This case is actually something that is shocking when you read the details,” Pierce County sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer said earlier this year.

After Morgan’s arrest earlier this year, his girlfriend agreed to give a statement regarding her knowledge of additional victims.

Kierra Hall told investigators that Morgan wanted her to drug a child who was 5 or 6 years old with heroin, but she refused.

Hall alleges he then took the girl into a spare bedroom in a Parkland travel trailer, where she could hear the child screaming and crying.

Court records show investigators found videos and photos on a CD, USB drive, several memory cards and a laptop during a search warrant of Morgan’s trailer that showed infants and young girls being sexually assaulted by adults.

Hall, Morgan’s girlfriend, is in the Pierce County jail awaiting trial for child molestation and child rape

“Nothing is more important than protecting our children,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said earlier this year. “The defendant could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.”

UPDATE — December 20, 2016
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Shawn Morgan with Child Molestation First Degree.  The case stems from a 2012 investigation in which victim was a 5-6 year old girl.  The case was referred to the prosecutor’s office in 2012 for charging but the mother of the victim changed her phone number and could not be located at the time.

After Morgan’s arrest earlier this year,  his girlfriend agreed to give a statement regarding her knowledge of additional victims.  Kierra Hall told investigators Morgan wanted her to drug the child with heroin but she refused.  Hall claims he then took the girl into a spare bedroom where she could hear the child screaming and crying.

He currently has 3 open charged cases in Pierce County Superior Court:  2 counts Rape Child First Degree, 2 counts Child Molest First Degree; Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance,  Unlawful Possession of Ammonia with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and  47 counts Possession of Depictions of Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct First Degree

UPDATE — October 12, 2016 — Shawn Morgan has been released from the Pierce County jail. His bail was reduced to $200,000.

UPDATE – August 29, 2016  — Shawn Morgan is being held on $1,000,000 bail in the Pierce County jail charged with 47 counts of possessing child porn. Court records show investigators found videos and photos on a CD, USB drive, several memory cards and a laptop during a search warrant of Morgan’s trailer that show  infants and young girls being sexually assaulted by adults.  The actual charge is RCW 9.68A.070 possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Morgan was arraigned on Aug. 22nd.  “Nothing is more important than protecting our children,” said Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “The defendant could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted,” he added.

Morgan was featured last April on Washington’s Most Wanted after he was charged with two counts of Rape of a Child in the 1st degree and two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st degree last April. He surrendered four days later and then posted bond and was released.  Pierce County deputies say that between June of 2014 and September of 2015, Morgan and his then girlfriend, Kierra Hall, sexually assaulted a young child on numerous occasions inside a travel trailer in Parkland. Hall is in jail charged with 3 counts of rape of a child 1st degree and child molestation 1st degree. She is cooperating in the investigation according to court documents.

FUGITIVE CAPTURED April 25, 2016 —
Shawn Morgan surrendered and was booked into the Pierce County Jail on Monday afternoon.

FUGITIVE WANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY April 21, 2016 —
Investigators with the South Sound Child Exploitation Task Force are asking for the public’s help to find child rape suspect Shawn Morgan. There is an active felony warrant for Morgan’s arrest for two counts of Rape of a Child in the 1st degree and two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st degree.  “This case is actually something that is shocking when you read the details and somebody who’s this graphic and this violent as to what he’s done to the victim needs to be picked up because there’s probably other victims out there. If there aren’t yet, there will be,” said Det. Ed Troyer.

Pierce County deputies say that between June of 2014 and September of 2015, Morgan and his then girlfriend sexually assaulted a young child on numerous occasions inside a travel trailer in Parkland.  Kierra Hall has already been arrested and charged with 3 counts of rape of a child 1st degree and child molestation 1st degree. She is being held in the Pierce County jail on $200,000 bail.

A search warrant was recently served on the residence where the trailer was parked and Morgan was not located; his current whereabouts are unknown. Shawn Dee Morgan is a white, 43 years old, 5’9” tall, 190 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. If you can tell Pierce County deputies where to find him, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Call the hot line anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.