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The Today File

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October 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM

13-year-old boy charged in 2 Westlake Park attacks

King County prosecutors have filed robbery and assault charges against a 13-year-old boy who is alleged to have been part of a group that beat a Westlake Park security guard/concierge into unconsciousness in July and assaulted a skateboarder in the same area a month later.

According to charging documents filed Wednesday in King County Juvenile Court, the guard, who works at the Seaboard Building on Fourth Avenue, saw three women stealing something from another woman. The guard notified the victim and together they confronted the three women, charging documents allege. One of the three women pushed the guard and then the 13-year-old and a group of others rushed in and attacked the security guard, prosecutors allege.

The guard was kicked and punched multiple times and suffered a number of injuries, including a concussion, a broken arm and a broken nose, according to charging documents. Prosecutors allege the 13-year-old attempted to remove the guard’s wallet from his pocket during the beating.

Police were called, but no arrests were made that night.

On Aug. 18, the 13-year-old and another friend are alleged in charging documents to have attacked a group of skateboarders after one fell down in front of them.

Police and prosecutors say the primary victim and several witnesses positively identified the 13-year-old as the person who kicked the skateboarder, knocked his cell phone from his hand and chased him into the middle of the street. Prosecutors allege the 13-year-old stole $50 from the skateboarder’s backpack after the attack.

The 13-year-old, who is from Des Moines, has been charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the assault on the security guard and first-degree theft and two counts of fourth-degree assault for the attack on the skateboarders.

He is not being named because he has been charged as a juvenile.

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