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UPDATED: Puyallup man suspected of groping woman held on $1 million bail

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
July 12, 2013 1:54 pm

A man loitering behind a Puyallup store Tuesday night mockingly warned a woman she could be raped for being out so late before pushing her toward a fence and groping her, Pierce County prosecutors said.

Sean Bagley, 32, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to second-degree attempted rape and indecent liberties with forcible compulsions. He was ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.

The attack happened about 10 p.m. in the 2900 block of 5th Street Southeast.

The woman told police she first encountered Bagley as she walked to Walmart to buy food. She thought he acted “weird” when he held a lighter out to her as she passed.

When she came out of the store, Bagley asked, “’What are you doing out this late, little girl? You know you could get raped,” according to charging papers.

He then allegedly fondled her while shoving her toward a fence.

The woman was able to knee the man and run to Walmart for help.

Police were able to identify Bagley using surveillance footage from Walmart, which showed Bagley’s distinctive tattoos. He was arrested at his Puyallup home later that night but declined to speak with detectives.

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