The 14-year-old daughter stole an iPod at school in May 2011 and used it to send messages to a friend alleging that her father sexually abused her, according to the court documents. When the iPod was recovered, she was asked about the allegations of abuse but denied them. A patrol car came to the school where her Miranda rights were read to her in the presence of her parents.
"She had told the officer that she was just looking for attention from her friends and denied it to the officer," Eatonville Mayor Ray Harper told KIRO 7.
The allegations weren't pursued.
But then Drew Anne Hamrick looked to her son Justin for advice. She told him that his father had been "cheating on her" with one of the girls, according to the court documents
Justin Hamrick called the police, ending the years of abuse the girls allegedly suffered at the hands of their parents.
Drew Anne Hamrick faces two counts of tampering with a witness, unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mistreatment.