Sex Offender Behind Bars After Violent Attack

A registered sex offender is in jail after being arrested for sexually assaulting an 18 year old woman last night.

North Precinct officers responded to the report just before 7 p.m. The victim told officers that she was physically attacked and sexually assaulted by the suspect and that this had occurred at a different location. She had some visible but minor injuries and declined medical aid when it was offered. The victim told officers that she could lead them to the scene of the crime.

Under the victim’s guidance, officers travelled to a nearby location. Officers quickly located a man that matched the suspect description. The victim affirmed that he was the one who had assaulted her.  Officers made contact with the 55 year old suspect and placed him under arrest. Officers learned during the course of the investigation that the suspect was in fact a Level 3 registered sex offender. Sex offenders are categorized from Level 1 to Level 3, with 3 being the most dangerous and likely to reoffend.

He was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Rape and Kidnapping.

No other information regarding this case is being released at this time out of deference to the victim’s privacy and the integrity of the ongoing investigation.