Chlamydia leads police to Sumner sex offender

A 21-year-old Sumner sex offender is in jail after giving a sexually transmitted disease to a 15-year-old Bonney Lake girl three times in 10 months, according to court records.

Jarrett James Day faces three counts of third-degree child rape in Pierce County Superior Court; his bail was set at $35,000 Thursday by Court Commissioner Meagan Foley.

Day has a 2011 conviction in Pierce County of second-degree child rape, which means he must register as a sex offender.

Day pleaded guilty to failing to report as a sex offender April 20 in Pierce County Superior Court, getting credit for 19 days he had already served in jail, plus 12 months in community custody.

When Day went to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to register as a sex offender, police spoke with him, and he said he knew the girl, but that they didn’t have a relationship.

Court documents and police reports give this account:

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department made a referral to Child Protective Services, which told Bonney Lake police that the girl had had three chlamydia infections since July 2015, and that she had said Day had been her only sexual partner.

The girl told police she met Day a year ago, and they were just friends for a time before becoming sexual partners. She said she told Day her age and knew his age.

She told police she felt sorry for Day because he was homeless and addicted to heroin, so she tried to help him — but he was verbally abusive and he “pushed me around.”