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November 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Man punches, gropes woman in Pioneer Square attack

Police arrested a man after he groped and punched a woman in Pioneer Square Tuesday night. The victim was walking on Third Avenue just after 5 p.m. when she noticed a shirtless man approaching her near Yesler Way, according to police. The man walked up behind the woman, stuck his hand inside her pants and repeatedly punched her in…

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November 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Man arrested after 2 women groped in South Lake Union store

He didn’t know? A man was arrested Tuesday after he groped at least two women at a South Lake Union thrift shop, according to Seattle police. An employee was pushing a cart through the store just before 1 p.m. when the 65-year-old man, described as drunk and wearing a cowboy hat, approached her and squeezed her buttocks, police said. The employee shouted “that’s…

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October 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Suspected Westlake groper charged with assault

Daryl R. Sharma (Washington State Department of Corrections photo) A Level 3 sex offender accused of groping a woman near Westlake Park on Oct. 12 was charged Thursday with one count of assault with sexual motivation, a gross misdemeanor. Seattle City Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kimberly Mills wrote in a news release that her office will be asking…

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October 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Alleged Westlake groper accused of more than a dozen similar attacks

Julia Marquand A level 3 sex offender whose alleged groping of a Seattle woman on Oct. 12 resulted in a social media campaign to have police investigate the incident may be responsible for more than a dozen similar incidents, police said. Seattle police on Tuesday said that more than a dozen women have contacted the Sexual Assault…

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October 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Police investigating sex offender for alleged Westlake groping

Julia Marquand, of Seattle, says she was groped by a man while walking into a store near Westlake Park on Sunday. A level 3 sex offender is being investigated in connection with the alleged groping of a woman Sunday near Westlake Park. Seattle Police Department spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said police were notified that a photo of the…

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