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Sexual Assault in the Central District

On January 10th just before 5 a.m., East Precinct patrol officers were dispatched to the 100 block of 24th Avenue  to a report of a woman screaming.  Officers contacted the adult female victim and learned that an attempted robbery/sexual assault had just occurred.  An area check for the suspect was immediately conducted, but with negative results.  During the attack, the victim suffered a small cut or scratch on her right pinky finger.  She declined medical aid.

This case was forwarded to the Sexual Assault Unit for further investigation.  During a subsequent interview with the Sexual Assault detective assigned to the case, the victim disclosed that the suspect had actually sexually assaulted her. 

The suspect is described as a Latino male in his 20’s, 5’8″ tall, weighing 180 pounds with a stocky build.  At the time of the attack, he was wearing a gray knit cap, a gray hooded sweatshirt and baggy white nylon basketball shorts with a gold stripe that hit below the knees.  He was armed with a knife.  He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call either 911 or the Seattle Police Sexual Assault Unit at 206 684-5575.  Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-TIPS (8477) or send a text to CRIMES (274637).  Your text message should include “TIP486” to ensure proper routing. If a tip leads to an arrest and the filing of charges, callers may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Calls are taken 24 hours a day.