Officers Track Down Suspect In Aurora Ave Robbery, Sexual Assault

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Sunday in Crown Hill after a concerned officer contacted a woman, who he’d seen walking Aurora Avenue without a coat on chilly night, and learned she had been attacked.

The officer was driving in the 11500 block of Aurora Ave. at 12:20 AM when he passed a 41-year-old woman he recognized from an earlier conversation that evening. After noticing she was no longer wearing the coat he’d seen her in previously, and was now dressed in tights and a sleeveless t-shirt, the officer pulled up near the woman and stepped out of his car to talk to her.

The woman immediately said she had just been raped, and described how a man had picked her, driven her behind a business and sexually assaulted her.  The woman told the officer the suspect had pushed her out of his car and drove away with her clothes.

The victim was able to describe the suspect’s car to officers, and police were able to track it to a home near NW 85th St. and 17th Ave. NW.

Police knocked on door of the home, contacted a 19-year-old man inside, and were able to confirm he had attacked the woman on Aurora.

Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of rape, robbery, assault and a $50,000 felony warrant, and are working with prosecutors to bring charges against the man.