• KIRO 7 confronts children's musician about charges of child molestation

    By: John Knicely


    SEATTLE, Wash. - Darby Gerking is known for playing music at children’s parties and events. 

    Thursday, he sat silently in a King County Courtroom waiting to face charges that he touched the private parts of kids. 

    KIRO 7 asked him about what he had to say to the charges of child molestation.

    “No comment, please ask my attorney,” Gerking said.

    Gerking's attorney quickly ushered him away, but he couldn't keep him from the prosecutor and the judge.

    Police said Gerking admitted to them that he touched the private parts of two girls when they were 9 or 10.  Police said he told them he thought the girls were sleeping at the time.

    In court, Thursday, the prosecutor said one girl was molested several times between 2006 and 2010 and the other girl between 2008 and 2010.

    Gerking's attorney entered a not guilty plea to both charges.

    KIRO 7 confirmed in the last year he's played music at the Crossroads Bellevue shopping center, the Redmond Saturday Market, and Cedar Crest Academy: Redmond Campus.

    He didn't want to talk about his children's music either.  KIRO 7 asked Gerking if he’s continued playing at children’s events, but did not respond.

    Gerking won't be playing music at children's events anytime soon--the judge ordered he have no contact with children as he awaits trial.  

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