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November 13, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Kent teen charged with raping 8-year-old girl

A 14-year-old boy accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in Kent last Thursday was charged today with first-degree rape and first-degree child rape.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is also seeking an alternate charge of second-degree rape. Prosecutors want to try the boy in adult court rather than juvenile court, which required a hearing before a judge to make that determination, according to charging documents.

According to the probable-cause statement outlining the police case against the boy, he “went to the place where the victim was,” then under “false pretenses” had her come outside so he could “show her a surprise.” Police say the boy later claimed he had consensual sex with the girl, whom he thought was 11, but struck her twice in the face when she said she was going to call police, the statement says.

The victim, wearing only a shirt and socks, went to the Red Lion Inn & Suites on 74th Avenue South seeking help after the attack. The girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. The girl suffered a concussion, abrasions and may have been beaten unconscious.

The boy was arrested at a house near where the attack occurred, according to the probable-cause statement.

The Seattle Times is not naming the boy because he is a juvenile.

The boy is the younger brother of Chrisean Cressel, who was 15 when he raped two teenagers on consecutive nights in October 2011, according to King County prosecutors. The brothers have different last names.

Cressel is now serving an indeterminate prison sentence of 20 years to life.

 

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