A Hoquiam pastor whose church recently held a homeless encampment has been arrested on charges of child molestation.
On Thursday, Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department Detectives arrested 67 year old Pastor Adair Krack for Child Molestation 1st degree and Child Molestation 2nd degree and booked him into Grays Harbor County Jail.
The GHSO tells KXRO that they first became involved on August 19 when they were contacted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office of Oregon. That office received a report of a possible child molestation case that allegedly occurred at a home in Elma.
Investigators learned that a 12 year old girl from Oregon reported being inappropriately touched by Krack while at his home this past summer. The 12 year old and her two younger sisters, ages 7 and 9, had attended a weeklong Vacation Bible School at the church but were staying with Krack at his home.
According to the report, the family had known Krack for several years, and first met him when Krack was an assistant pastor at a church in Oregon. Krack allegedly babysat the oldest daughter while her mother worked. That daughter is now 20 years of age and lives in another state.
In 2002, Krack moved to Washington. In 2010, the family started sending their three youngest daughters to Krack’s Vacation Bible School. While the 12 year old made allegations of inappropriate touching occurring this past summer, she said that the molestation had been going on for several years.
The two youngest sisters were interviewed by investigators but made no claims. The oldest sister, now 20, made allegations that she was also molested by Krack when she was a young child.
Krack has been released from jail after posting bail. This investigation is ongoing.
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with possible information to contact Detective Jason Wecker of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office (360-964-1765).
Krack is the pastor for First Baptist Church of Hoquiam, who recently held a homeless encampment in the city.