A 35-year-old Alaska man is being held at the Grays Harbor County jail on 3 counts Rape of a Child, and Child Molestation after Aberdeen police say their investigation developed probable cause to arrest Mark A. Wakefield. Lieutenant Kevin Darst said that he was arraigned in Grays Harbor Superior Court on the charges, bail was set at $100,000.

Detective Perkinson began his investigation last week. The accusations involved a juvenile female and the rapes occurred over several years with a pattern of sexual abuse.

Darst said that recent correspondence from Wakefield confirmed the suspicions and prompted a disclosure from the juvenile victim. Wakefield was visiting the Harbor from Alaska and started the correspondence prior to coming back to Grays Harbor. The investigations developed probable cause to arrest the suspect.