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January 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Teen boy arrested in connection with rape at home near Burien

King County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the rape of a young mother inside a home near Burien in November.

The 23-year-old woman was at home with a toddler when she was raped by one of two armed men on Nov. 12, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West.

The men encountered the woman’s 23-year-old boyfriend outside of the home in 10800 block of Sixth Avenue South in the Top Hat neighborhood of King County around 8:40 p.m., said West. The men followed him to his door, then pistol-whipped him.

One man then raped the woman at gunpoint as the other ransacked the house. Her 18-month-old son remained asleep throughout the attack, West said.

West said DNA linked the teen to the case. A sheriff’s office SWAT team arrested the teen inside his Skyway home this morning and booked him into the King County Youth Service Center.

Detectives said it appears there is no relationship between the victims and the suspects. The second suspect remains unidentified, West said.

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