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Man charged in groping incidents near PLU

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm with 4 Comments »
November 28, 2011 2:01 pm

Pierce County prosecutors filed charges today against a 35-year-old man suspected of groping several college students in Parkland.

Zane L. Nixon, a detention officer at Remann Hall juvenile jail, was charged with one count of third-degree rape and eight counts of fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. He was expected to be arraigned on the charges this afternoon.

Nixon was arrested last week after Pacific Lutheran University security officers spotted him walking in the area. Nixon resembled the suspect in a series of groping incidents around the campus in recent weeks, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Two days earlier, Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers had released information about the incidents and a composite sketch of the suspect.

The suspect had approached six young women who were walking along. The suspect grabbed their buttocks or breasts, then walked away.
The incidents occurred between Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. TacomaRick says:

    Tribune was way behind on all this..I saw one little story but really ignored this and failed to keep the local public imformed. i went to king 5 to keep updated during the search for this person.

  2. TacomaRick says:

    oh and his bail is $103,500 since they have failed to report that too

  3. tree_guy says:

    This is a remarkable public servant. Not only trying to help out the young people at Remann Hall, but also using his free time to get a feel for the youth out on the streets. Hardly ever see this sort of hands-on approach any more.

  4. northwestrealtor says:

    Makes you wonder who’s really in charge of our governmental system at all levels doesn’t it? It won’t be long until criminals run the asylum and the average law abiding citizen becomes the minority. The State of Washington should be ashamed of itself.

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