Teenager reports sexual assault near Issaquah

March 1, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

UPDATED — 6 p.m. March 1, 2011

Investigators seek information and witnesses after a teenage girl reported sexual assault near Issaquah late Monday afternoon.

Police said a man in a truck picked up the Issaquah girl at about 5:30 p.m. as she walked along state Route 900 near Issaquah, assaulted her and preceded to drive around the area. The girl told police he held her against her will and released her after about 30 minutes.

Investigators described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 19 and 25 years old, and about 5-feet 6-inches tall. Police said he had a strong accent, and wore jeans, a dark blue sweatshirt and a hat. Sideburns could be seen from beneath the hat.

Investigators described the truck as a dark blue, midsize pickup. The truck bed contained a blue metal toolbox with white writing.

Issaquah School District administrators sent a safety alert to parents Tuesday afternoon, as the Washington State Patrol continues to investigate the incident.

The state patrol asked witnesses and people with knowledge about the case to contact Detective Stacy Moate at 401-7746.

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One Response to “Teenager reports sexual assault near Issaquah”

  1. Kat T. on March 1st, 2011 10:54 pm

    Not sure I believe this – am remembering the girl who said she was kidnapped in Klahanie a couple of years ago and it turned out to be a hoax. Sometimes teenagers are not where they are supposed to be and make up stories to cover up their transgressions. But if it is true, I’m glad she is OK and hope they catch this guy.

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