ICAC detectives arrest suspect in online child rape case

On January 31st, detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit began an online undercover operation targeting the sexual exploitation of children.  A detective responded to an online posting in which the suspect had expressed interest in engaging in a sexual relationship with a child.  In his undercover capacity, the detective responded to the advertisment.  The individual responded back to the detective’s inquiry, which began a conversation stream that included email exchanges and eventually a face to face meeting.  During these conversations, the suspect learned that the detective (still undercover) had a “13 year old child.”  The suspect stated that he wanted to meet and have sex with this “child.” 

On February 3rd, 2011, the 29-year-old suspect showed up at the predetermined location in anticipation of engaging in sex with the 13 year old “girl.”  He was promptly arrested by detectives.  The suspect admitted to detectives that he came to the location with the express intent of having sex with the child.  He was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Attempted Rape of a Child.  ICAC detectives will continue to do the follow up investigation.