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May 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Sammamish teen charged with attacks on woman, girl

A 16-year-old boy was charged today in King County Superior Court with indecent liberties,  communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and burglary in connection with the alleged attacks on a woman and girl last week.

The Seattle Times is not naming the Sammamish teen until a  hearing in which a judge will determine whether he will be prosecuted in adult or juvenile court. He remains in juvenile  detention.

The teen is alleged to have grabbed a 10-year-old girl who was on her way home from school on May 7. Prosecutors said in charging documents that the teen pinned the girl’s arms against her body, asked her a lewd question and grabbed her private areas. The teen let go of the girl after she tried to bite him, yelled, kicked and threatened to call for help, court documents allege.

Several hours later, the teen is alleged to have forcibly grabbed the crotch of a 26-year-old woman who was about to enter her home, court documents allege.

The woman told her neighbor what happened and described her assailant as wearing black shorts, a black shirt and a mask. The neighbor went to look for the suspect and took a picture of the teen, who matched the description and was “acting suspicious” and appeared “out of breath,” charging documents allege.

A police officer recognized the picture and contacted the teen at Eastlake High School. The teen allegedly said that a 10-year-old girl “bumped” into him and that he might have touched her private areas while texting.  The teen also allegedly admitted “bumping into a woman” as he was looking at apartment addresses.

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