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June 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

16-year-old Sammamish teen pleads guilty in sexual assaults

A 16-year-old boy who was charged in King County Juvenile Court last month with indecent liberties,  communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and burglary for assaulting a woman and a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty on Friday, according to a television news report.

KIRO TV reported that prosecutors and defense attorneys are jointly recommending a sentence that includes four years of probation, community service and treatment. The recommendation does not call for time in juvenile detention, but the teen’s guilty plea means he must register as a sex offender.

The Seattle Times is not naming the Sammamish teen because he was charged as a juvenile.

Investigators with the King County Sheriff’s Office said the Eastlake High School student grabbed and sexually touched a 10-year-old girl who was on her way home from school on May 7, but let go of her when she yelled, kicked, screamed and tried to bite him.

Later that same day, the teen grabbed the crotch of a 26-year-old woman as she was about to enter her home, prosecutors said in court documents.

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, found the teen and took a picture of the him. He was recognized by officers who saw the picture, prosecutors said.

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