Suspect arrested in South Lake Union rape at knifepoint
The man faces charges of rape, robbery and burglary.
SEATTLE — Seattle police have arrested a 30-year-old man accused of raping a woman in South Lake Union with a knife Saturday night.
SPD received a call at 7:23 p.m. Saturday that a 36-year-old woman had been raped by a man in her apartment. The suspect snuck into her building while another person was leaving, and entered the apartment when the woman left the door open for ventilation while cooking.
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After raping her, the suspect took her wallet and fled, according to probable cause documents.
The victim was treated at a local hospital and returned to his apartment early Sunday morning. Just before 9 a.m., the woman called 911 again and said the man was outside her door.
Police arrived and arrested the man, who was carrying a backpack containing some of the victim’s valuables at the time of his arrest.
Seattle police said the suspect did not know the woman.
The suspect appeared in court for the first time on Monday, and cause can be found for counts of first-degree rape, first-degree robbery with a sexual motive and first-degree burglary with a motive. sex.
The bail was set at $750,000 and a sexual assault protection order was also issued.
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