Sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office

Sketch of suspect from King County Sheriff’s Office

Public help needed to identify attempted kidnapping/attempted sexual assault suspect

The attempted attack occurred on Aug. 13 in unincorporated King County.

The following uses information from a King County Sheriff’s Office news release:

The King County Sheriff’s office is asking for tips to identify a suspect in an attempted kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

The suspect is believed to be a white male in his 50s wearing all dark clothing. He was 6-foot-2 with a thin build and salt-and-pepper shoulder length hair.

The suspect was driving an older dark colored four-door SUV, similar to a Toyota 4 Runner.

On Monday, Aug. 13 around 11:45 p.m. a 16-year-old was turning the corner of South 272 Street and 42 Avenue South in unincorporated King County when she spotted the SUV on the side of the roadway.

She stopped her jog when she saw the suspect standing outside the vehicle. Deciding things were weird, she chose to turn around when he grabbed her.

The suspect grabbed her throat and pushed her into the SUV driver’s seat.

The survivor struggled as the suspect was getting her pants partially down but kicked the suspect, knocking him over. She then began to scream and honk the horn of the car. She also said she was able to scratch the suspect’s face.

When he got back up the suspect grabbed her again, but she removed her sweatshirt to break free. He then grabbed her leg and the survivor’s shoe came off, but she was able to run away and flag down a passing vehicle for help.

The Sheriff’s office is asking you call 206-296-3311 with any tips.

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