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Point Defiance sexual assault suspect arrested

Post by Joyce Chen on March 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm with No Comments »
March 11, 2010 5:15 pm

Tacoma police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled man at the Point Defiance Boathouse Feb. 20.

Acting on a tip, officers spotted Jerry Albert Johnson Jr., 46, near the intersection of S. 15th Street and S. Yakima Avenue around noon Thursday and took him into custody without incident, according to Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum.

Johnson, who has been booked into the Pierce County Jail, faces a charge of second-degree rape. A bench warrant was released for his arrest on Tuesday.

The victim, a 24-year-old man fishing at the pier, was allegedly approached by Johnson. The victim told officers the man lured him into a bathroom and sexually assaulted him.

After the assault, Johnson left the bathroom and the victim went to the boathouse store and reported what happened. Johnson entered the store and denied that anything occurred. He ran away when another man asked him about the assault.

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