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May 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Sammamish boy arrested in attacks on girl, woman

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested  in connection with two attacks in Sammamish on Monday, including one involving a 10-year-old girl,  according to the King County Sheriff’s Office  

The 10-year-old was attacked around 3:30 p.m. as she was walking home in the 22700 block of Northeast 2nd Street. She was grabbed from behind, but fought back and was able to run to a neighbor’s house, the Sheriff’s Office said. The neighbor walked her home, and her parents contacted police.

The second attack  occurred just after 7 p.m. in the 700 block of Southeast 240th Way when a 26-year-old woman who was about to enter her condo was also attacked from behind, the Sheriff’s Office said. The attacker ran away when the woman screamed.

The victim told a neighbor, who walked around the complex looking for the suspect. The neighbor photographed a male he saw nearby who appeared to match the initial description and provided the photo to the responding officers.

That photograph led detectives to the the suspect, who was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Facility for investigation of child molestation, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and assault with sexual motivation, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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