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March 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Rapist ordered held in attack on U District women

A King County District Court judge today found probable cause to hold Robert Douglas Hitt for allegedly breaking into a University District house early Monday and binding the hands of the six young women who live there.

Judge Anne Harper ordered Hitt, 34, held on $900,000 bail — $150,000 for each of the six alleged victims – in the King County Jail, while acknowledging Hitt is “going nowhere between now and his second [court] appearance” because he is currently on a no-bail hold for violating the conditions of his release from prison for a 2001 rape, also in the University District.

Hitt is being held on investigation of attempted indecent liberties, first-degree robbery with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon and six counts of unlawful imprisonment in connection with Monday’s attack. King County prosecutors are expected to file formal charges against Hitt on Wednesday, when his second appearance is scheduled.

Hitt pleaded guilty to first-degree rape in May 2002. He completed a sex-offender treatment program and was released from prison Jan. 10 after the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board found he was at low risk to reoffend, according to the state Department of Corrections. 

Update 5:33 p.m.

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