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October 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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.
August 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Guardians of a 13-year-old Bremerton boy were arrested for investigation of unlawful imprisonment, assault and criminal mistreatment after the boy told police they beat and tortured him this summer, according to a news release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.
The boy told police his 27-year-old brother and his brother’s 34-year-old wife tortured him in repeated “sessions” in the garage, basement and bedroom of their home in the 1000 block of Northwest Cloninger Court, according to the release.
In these sessions, he said, they would tape or tie him to a chair and then beat him with a baseball bat or metal bar, hit him and drive nails through his hand with a hammer, hang him from a rafter by his hands, cut him with a hot knife and staple his hands with a staple gun, the news release says. He said he lost consciousness at times during the torture.
He also told police he was forced to strip and was imprisoned inside a locked dog kennel for up to three days without food or water, the release says. His sister-in-law would spray his open wounds with alcohol, he said.
During the last session, the release says he told police, his feet and mouth were taped shut and he was hit with a baseball bat. He was able to chew through the tape, force the cellar door open and run away, he said.
Bremerton police officers found the boy Friday night, about two weeks later. He was sleeping on a park bench with injuries that “required immediate medical attention,” according to the Sheriff’s Office news release.
After a search of the house, the two guardians were arrested Saturday morning and booked into jail on suspicion of numerous charges. Their bail has been set at $500,000 apiece, the release says.
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