EVERET, Wash. – A 35-year-old Everett bar owner has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault.
A judge on Tuesday upheld the $1 million bail for Christian Sayre, owner of The Anchor Pub since 2014, The Everett Herald reported. He remained in the Snohomish County Jail Tuesday night.
Last week, the Snohomish County District Attorney’s Office charged Sayre with two counts of second-degree rape and eight counts of indecent liberty.
Everett police arrested Sayre on Friday for the second time in several months after other patrons came forward accusing him of drugging and sexually assaulting them.
Police said they had evidence for nine other counts of sex crimes, but could not charge Sayre due to the statute of limitations for those crimes or a lack of information for one charge. .
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Assistant District Attorney Taryn Jones also asked Superior Court Judge Cassandra Lopez-Shaw to impose no contact and protective orders on 10 people involved in the case. The assistant prosecutor also requested a no-contact order between Sayre and the state’s civilian witnesses, with two exceptions. One of them was the mother of Sayre’s child. The other was a former employee of Sayre at The Anchor.
“I understand that (the employee) is currently involved in the management of The Anchor Pub in some matter,” Jones told the court. “I understand they may have communications related to this.”
The judge granted the no-contact orders and set a tentative trial date for February 25.
Detectives continue to investigate reports of sexual assault against the landlord. They believe there could be more male and female victims.
Anyone with information about these crimes, or who has been a victim of past incidents, is asked to call the Everett Police Department hotline at 425-257-8450 or the Washington County, Oregon hotline. at 503-846-2700.
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