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December 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Felony charge filed in attack at Myrtle Edwards Park


Coty Durand Kelly (Washington State Department of Corrections photo)

A convicted sex offender accused of fondling a woman at Myrtle Edwards Park on Sunday morning has been charged with indecent liberties, a felony.

Coty Durand Kelly, 25, was arrested after several people dialed 911 to report that a man was chasing people around the waterfront park. After talking with witnesses, police found Kelly in a parking garage near the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park, according to police.

The victim, 39, told police that Kelly ran up from behind her, tackled her and sexually assaulted her when she was out for a walk, according to the charges, which were filed Tuesday. The woman told police that she first noticed Kelly because he was urinating in the park.

When he headed in her direction, she ”stepped up her pace,” according to the charges. The woman told police that she needed to get away from the man, so she ran toward a more populated part of the park. The victim looked over her shoulder and saw Kelly following her, charges allege.

“Suddenly, however, without warning, [the woman] was grabbed from behind and pushed to her knees,” charges said.

Kelly assaulted her, according to the charges. After about 30 seconds, the man released his hold on her and walked away. Two witnesses yelled at Kelly and dialed 911. These witnesses identified the suspect for police, charging documents said.


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May 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Sammamish teen charged with attacks on woman, girl

A 16-year-old boy was charged today in King County Superior Court with indecent liberties,  communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and burglary in connection with the alleged attacks on a woman and girl last week. The Seattle Times is not naming the Sammamish teen until a  hearing in which a judge will determine whether he…


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March 31, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Trial to begin for Seattle man accused of attacking female joggers

The trial for a man accused of grabbing female joggers and burying his face in their buttocks in a Seattle park is scheduled to begin next week in King County Superior Court. Jury selection could begin as early as Monday in the trial of Duane “Eddie” Starkenburg, 47, who is charged with two counts of indecent liberties…


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March 21, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Police recommend charges against 7 Marysville boys

– From The Associated Press: MARYSVILLE — Police are recommending felony sex offense charges against seven Marysville Middle School boys accused of a sexually motivated assault on a girl on a school bus. Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux  says the detective believes the charge of indecent liberties best fits what happened March 1 on the bus. The charging…


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