Former Bainbridge principal pleads not guilty to molestation

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A former longtime associate principal at Bainbridge High School has pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges in Kitsap County Superior Court. The Kitsap Sun reports prosecutors in December charged Dean Fritts of Bainbridge Island with two counts of first-degree child molestation. He entered not guilty pleas earlier this month, was released without bail and ordered to have no contact with the minors involved. Court documents say the charges came after two minors told investigators of a pair of inappropriate touching incidents that were estimated to have taken place in 2015 and 2016.