January 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Police seek man who tried to rape teen in South Seattle
Police are looking for a man who tried to rape a 14-year-old girl walking home from a South Seattle light rail station early this morning.
As the girl was walking on Carkeek Drive South just after 1 a.m. she noticed a man she’d just seen at a light rail platform at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Henderson Street, according to the Seattle Police Department. When the man caught up to the teen, he pushed her to the ground and tried to take her leggings off.
After the girl screamed and punched the man several times, the attacker gave up fighting her and ran away, police said.
Officers and K-9 units flooded the area but did not find the man. Sound Transit video of the suspect stepping off the light rail, however, gave officers a profile of the man.
He’s described as an Indian male in his 30s, 5-foot-6, medium build, with short black hair, clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a black Chicago White Sox hat, black leather jacket, white shirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.
Officers drove the victim home, where they informed her mother of what happened.
Police ask anyone with information about the attack to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.
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