Police arrested a 20-year-old suspect Sunday night after a woman flagged down officers and said she had been raped in a parking lot near 12th and E Olive Street:
Officers arrested a 20-year-old man on Capitol Hill Sunday night, moments after a woman flagged down officers and reported that she had been sexually assaulted in a parking lot.
Just before 10:30 pm, the officers were driving through an alleyway near 12th Ave and E. Olive Street when they noticed two men walking through a nearby parking lot.
After the men walked past police, a woman ran out of the parking lot and said she had been sexually assaulted one of the men. The woman told officers she’d met up with two men near 12th Avenue and E. Olive and accompanied them into an alley, where one man attacked her.
Officers immediately headed down E. Olive Way in search of the suspect and found the 20-year-old man about a block away. After the victim positively identified the man, officers arrested him and booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of rape.
Detectives are investigating the case.
According to records, the suspect is a Central District resident and has been jailed four times since last summer including a March domestic violence incident on Capitol Hill for which he was convicted on two counts of assault and received a suspended sentence.
In another recent Capitol Hill rape case, prosecutors have charged a man with indecent liberties for his alleged attack of a woman in Cal Anderson Park.
UPDATE: More details of the Sunday night incident have emerged following a Monday hearing in which the arrested suspect’s bail was set at $250,000. Here is a preliminary police report on the incident included in court documents. Names have been redacted by CHS: