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Teenager pleads guilty in rape of Lakewood barista

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
March 21, 2012 2:54 pm

A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty as an adult in Pierce County Superior Court this afternoon to raping and robbing a Lakewood bikini barista last year.

Kyntrel T. Jackson was convicted of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree theft. He was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors contended he and two other men committed a series of robberies in the Lakewood area in late September. Three of the robberies targeted bikini barista establishments. The fourth was of a citizen.

In one of the robberies, Jackson admitted forcing the barista, at gunpoint, to perform a sex act, court documents show.

Co-defendants Armuelle Danisel, 18, and Christopher Henson, 19, previously pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and other charges and were each sentenced to three years, five months in prison.


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