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Category: Sex crimes

July
16th

Teen charged with assaulting 7-year-old Puyallup girl

UPDATED as of 1:05 p.m.: Prosecutors have charged the boy with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree rape, first-degree child rape and first-degree kidnapping.

He initially told police the girl got a bloody nose in the woods and he left her there, according to charging papers. He later confessed that he asked her to go into the woods with him to look at a bird’s nest.

The boy admitted to strangling the girl until she passed out but denied sexually assaulting her, court records show. He told police he dragged her further into the woods so nobody could hear her.

After seeing

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July
15th

Former Kent attorney pleads guilty to child pornography charges

A former Kent family law attorney who ran a business involving youth baseball faces at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty today to production of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

David Engle, 49, of Maple Valley, is set to be sentenced Oct. 21. He has been in jail since his arrest in November.

Authorities began investigating Engle after learning he bought 184 items from an international movie production company that is currently being prosecuted for child exploitation. He made the purchases 2005-2011.

After serving a search

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July
12th

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

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

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July
11th

Puyallup girl, 7, sexually assaulted; teen arrested

A 7-year-old girl playing outside a Puyallup apartment complex Wednesday night was lured into nearby woods where she was choked and sexually assaulted, police said.

The girl had to be carried out of the woods once a bloodhound led officers to her but she was able to identify her attacker. Police arrested a 14-year-old neighbor boy.

“We’re blessed that she was found safe,” Police Chief Bryan Jeter said. “She’s a very brave, strong lady and we wish her the best in her recovery.”

The girl was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in serious condition but is expected to survive.

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July
10th

Teenager arrested for allegedly molesting girl at summer day camp in Fife

A 14-year-old boy training to be a counselor at a Fife summer day camp was arrested on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old girl, police said today.

The boy was booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center Friday.

He was attending a junior counselor training program at Columbia Junior High. The victim was attending a day camp hosted by the Fife Parks & Recreation Department.

Commander Tim Floyd said the investigation is ongoing and declined to discuss details of the incident because the suspect and victim are juveniles.

July
10th

Rapist charged with murder for 1986 strangulation of Tacoma woman

A convicted rapist was charged with first-degree murder this morning for the 1986 strangulation of a Tacoma woman inside her apartment.

Christopher Leon Smith, 50, will be arraigned July 26 for the death of Carol Davidson, 46, a mother of five. He is currently serving a 50-year to life sentence in Walla Walla for a 2009 rape conviction.

“This is one of those few cases that actually played out as cases do on ‘CSI’ and other television shows,” Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.

Tacoma detective Gene Miller, who handles cold cases for the department, sent DNA found at the crime scene

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July
10th

Puyallup police looking for man who tried to sexually assault woman on sidewalk

UPDATE: Acting on tips provided by the public, Puyallup police arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday evening in connection with this case. The man, who lives in Puyallup, will be booked into the Pierce County Jail for on suspicion of attempted sexual assault, Puyallup police tweeted.

PREVIOUS POST: Puyallup police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman walking down the sidewalk Tuesday night.

The attack occurred about 10:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of 5th Street Southeast.

The victim told officers she spoke briefly with the suspect and then he forced her to a nearby

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June
18th

Report: Tacoma businessman busted in Internet sex sting

KIRO TV is reporting that the president of engineering firm Tacoma AHBL was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to solicit who he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex. Turned out she was an undercover Everett police detective posing online as a teenager.

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