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March 19, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Suspect in stabbing and sexual assault at North Bend pizzeria released

Update at 2:54 p.m.:| The suspect in the rape and assault, who was scheduled to make a court appearance this afternoon, was released without charges. According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, the 41-year-old North Bend man is being released because the initial forensic-test results did not match the suspect. The North Bend-Snoqualmie Police Department will continue its…

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March 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

North Bend restaurant worker bound, sexually assaulted and stabbed

A woman was duct-taped, raped and stabbed as she was closing down a North Bend restaurant on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, where she was listed in stable condition this morning. The attacker, who police say wore a hoodie and…

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February 21, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Seattle police searching for Belltown rape suspect

Seattle police are searching for a man who raped a woman in Belltown last month. According to police: a woman was walking near the intersection of Second Avenue and Clay Street a little after 1 a.m. on Jan. 18 when she was attacked by a stranger. The woman told police that the man raped her. The suspect is…

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February 13, 2014 at 2:32 PM

A new plan at the UW aims to reduce sexual assaults

Facebook, texting, even Twitter are all creating complicated new issues surrounding sexual harassment and assault on campus. The University of Washington is in the early stages of a new program aimed at addressing some of those issues. Speaking to the UW Board of Regents Thursday, President Michael Young described an 18-point plan to prevent sexual…

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December 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Woman sexually assaulted in Myrtle Edwards Park Sunday

Seattle Police have arrested a sex offender they believe sexually assaulted a woman in Myrtle Edwards Park  on the Seattle waterfront Sunday morning. Several people called 911 around 11:30 a.m. Sunday saying that a man was chasing people in the park. Officers found the victim when they arrived. Officers talked to witnesses and found the 25-year-old suspect…

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November 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Teen faces rape charge in Walla Walla County

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — A 17-year-old teenager is scheduled for a January trial on a charge he tried to rape a girl in the Waitsburg High School training room. The teen was a player for the Waitsburg-Prescott football team. He pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of second-degree attempted rape. Charging documents say the…

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November 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Seattle School Board votes to settle sexual-assault case for $700,000

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle School Board has voted to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit from the family of a girl who was sexually assaulted at Roosevelt High School by a registered sex offender. School Board member Michael DeBell told KIRO the board settled to prevent the case from going to court. The 14-year-old freshman was assaulted in…

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November 7, 2013 at 7:57 PM

8-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Kent

Kent police are investigating the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl that happened late this afternoon near a hotel. A 14-year-old suspect has been located and is in custody after he allegedly attacked the child at about 4:30 p.m. in a wooded area near 74th Avenue South and West Willis Street, according to Kent police spokeswoman…

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October 29, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Former WSU prof gets up to 5 years in assault case

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former Washington State University professor has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for felony injury to a child after prosecutors said he sexually assaulted a teen in Idaho. Fifty-two-year-old Andrew Appleton was sentenced to one to five years in prison on Monday. But Idaho 2nd District Judge John…

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October 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Portland dad finds suspect in daughter’s sexual assault

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The father of a 14-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in southeast Portland’s Lents neighborhood located the suspect for police. Police say the girl was walking home Sunday afternoon when she was grabbed and pulled into a side yard and assaulted. The man let her go and she ran home. Her…

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