A Seatac man accused of molesting two teenage girls in Lewis County in 2019 has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.
“I am not pleading guilty because I am guilty,” wrote the defendant, Pouli Mamea, on a plea agreement dated May 20. “I am pleading guilty to take advantage of a plea agreement.”
In his guilty plea, Mamea additionally acknowledged “that in the event of a trial, the state may have sufficient evidence to convict me.”
Mamea was initially charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation in April 2019, stemming from incidents between February and March 2019 when Mamea is accused of repeatedly sexually touching two teenage girls in his care, and allegedly also sexually touching a third girl, who is not named in this case.
Mamea was arrested in April 2019 and booked into the Lewis County Jail, then released on a $50,000 bail bond in early May 2019 pending trial. His trial was scheduled to commence on May 25, but was canceled due to the plea agreement.
As part of the plea agreement, the prosecutor’s office is recommending that Mamea be sentenced to serve 67.5 days in jail, with credit for time served, and an additional 12 months of community custody.
An official sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.