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November 8, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Boy, 14, suspected of sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl held on rape charges

A 14-year-old boy accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in Kent on Thursday waived his appearance in court Friday, when King County Superior Court Judge Helen Halpert found probable cause to hold the boy in secure detention on investigation of first-degree rape and first-degree rape of a child.

The girl, who was sexually assaulted and beaten unconscious, was able to seek help at a nearby hotel, according to Kent police.

King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Michael Mohandeson said the 14-year-old is the younger brother of Chrisean Crissel, who was 15 when he raped a 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl on consecutive nights in October 2011. The brothers have different last names.

Crissel was ultimately charged as an adult and pleaded guilty in January to two counts of first-degree rape. He is now serving an indeterminate prison sentence of 20 years to life.

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