State v. Knapstad
, 107 Wn.2d 346, 729 P.2d 48 (1986).
M.A.’s birth date is February 22, 2004.
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTONDIVISION II
STATE OF WASHINGTON,No. 38229-6-IIAppellant,v.MICHAEL JOSEPH GAFFNEY,UNPUBLISHED OPINIONRespondent.Houghton, J. —The State appeals the trial court’s grant of Michael Gaffney’s
motion dismissing the charges of first degree child molestation and attempted first degree childmolestation of M.A. After Gaffney prevailed in a child hearsay hearing, he successfully moved todismiss bothcharges. The State argues the trial court erred in granting his
motion after finding that no evidence corroborated M.A.’s statement. We affirm the trial court on the firstdegree child molestation charge but reverse it on the attempted first degree child molestationcharge and remand for further proceedings.FACTSOn March 26, 2008, V.A.took her children, including her four-year-old daughter M.A.,
to the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center for swimming lessons. When V.A.approached the frontdesk to register M.A. for lessons, her daughter told her she needed to use the restroom so V.A.