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June 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sex offender pleads not guilty to kidnapping at Beacon Hill park

A Level 3 sex offender accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a Beacon Hill park earlier this month pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping this morning in King County Superior Court. Jesse Brisbin, 30, is accused in court documents of approaching the girl around 7 p.m. June 5 at Benefit Park while she was…

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June 13, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Arraignment delayed in Sequim fake-kidnapping case

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — The arraignment of three people who staged a fake kidnapping at a Sequim park was postponed while authorities decide whether the maximum penalty they could face is 90 days or a year in jail. The Peninsula Daily News reports Jason and Jesse Holden and Shellie Baskins were in court Thursday, but…

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June 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Bail set at $250K for suspect in South Park abduction, attempted rape

Update at 3:44 p.m.: A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a 26-year-old Seattle man on investigation of kidnapping and rape Tuesday afternoon, and set his bail at $250,000, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The suspect, Dejon Luciano Robinson, is accused of approaching a 10-year-old girl and asking her…

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June 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Sex offender held in kidnapping of girl from Beacon Hill park

A Level III sex offender was arrested last night after he kidnapped a little girl from a Beacon Hill park, according to Seattle police. Police said the girl’s father called police just before 7 and said that a man had attempted to “touch his little girl.” The caller also said the attacker was surrounded by people in the 9300 block of…

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June 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Today is 4th anniversary of Portland boy’s disappearance

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Today marks the fourth anniversary of Kyron Horman’s disappearance. Kyron was 7 when he vanished from his Portland school on June 4, 2010. A massive search came up empty, and no arrests have been made. The boy was driven to school that day by his stepmother, Terri Horman. She told authorities she…

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May 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Bail increased to $1 million for woman who triggered Amber Alert

King County prosecutors filed felony charges against Sandra Bennatts on Thursday for allegedly hogtying her mother, kidnapping her 6-year-old autistic son and prompting an Amber Alert before running out of gas on Highway 2. Bennatts, 34, was originally ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail, but at prosecutors’ urging a judge increased her bail to $1…

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May 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM

$250,000 bail for woman who sparked Amber Alert

A 34-year-old Bremerton woman who sparked Monday’s Amber Alert after allegedly kidnapping her 6-year-old son from her mother’s house was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail at her first court appearance on Tuesday, according to King County prosecutors. A judge found probable cause to hold Sandra June Bennatts on investigation of kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, auto…

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December 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Missing Kennewick girl may be in Mexico

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Kennewick police believe a missing 14-year-old girl or the 19-year-old man suspected of abducting her have tried to contact friends since an Amber alert was issued last week. Sgt. Ken Lattin told the Tri-City Herald someone in the Tri-Cities knows something and police just want to make sure the girl is safe. Police…

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October 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Police have not confirmed reported abduction in West Seattle

Seattle police have not been able to confirm a report of a possible child abduction this afternoon in the Gatewood area of West Seattle. Police say they have not found anything that leads them to believe there was an abduction, but are continuing to investigate as a precaution. Police say a young girl between the ages of 6 and…

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