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Officers Arrest Man For E. Olive Sex Assault

Officers arrested a 20-year-old man on Capitol Hill Sunday night, moments after a woman flagged down officers and reported that she had been sexually assaulted in a parking lot.

Just before 10:30 pm, the officers were driving through an alleyway near 12th Ave and E. Olive Street when they noticed two men walking through a nearby parking lot.

After the men walked past police, a woman ran out of the parking lot and said she had been sexually assaulted one of the men. The woman told officers she’d met up with two men near 12th Avenue and E. Olive and accompanied them into an alley, where one man attacked her.

Officers immediately headed down E. Olive Way in search of the suspect and found the 20-year-old man about a block away. After the victim positively identified the man, officers arrested him and booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of rape.

Detectives are investigating the case.