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May 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Great Wolf Lodge lifeguard accused of raping 14-year-old guest

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office arrested an employee of the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark for investigation of rape.

The 19-year-old lifeguard is suspected of the third-degree rape of a 14-year-old Oregon girl early Tuesday morning. He was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Rochester High School, where he is a senior, according to The Olympian newspaper.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect befriended the victim, who was staying with her family at the Grand Mound resort. She voluntarily left with him once his shift was complete and the two left the property in his car, according to the sheriff’s office.

The assault occurred in the suspect’s car on a roadside near the resort, the sheriff’s office said. The sexual contact was not consensual and the victim sustained minor injuries.

The suspect dropped the victim back off at Great Wolf Lodge, where she notified family.

Great Wolf Lodge management is cooperating with investigators and reviewing their protocols, the sheriff’s office said.

 

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