Teen rape suspect in Kent to be charged as adult

Teen rape suspect in Kent to be charged as adult

Police handed out these sketches of the suspect in October, 2011.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM

A King County judge has ruled a 16-year-old accused of two rapes in Kent last year should face those charges in adult court.

The Seattle Times reports
Chrisean Cressel is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman behind a chiropractor's office and assaulting a 17-year-old behind an apartment complex in Kent. The rapes occurred Oct. 29 and 30, when Cressel was 15.

Court documents show the youth threatened to shoot the women if they resisted.

Video surveillance footage and witnesses helped police identify Cressel.

He was first charged in juvenile court. Prosecutors re-filed the charges in adult court on Monday after Superior Court Judge Barbara Mack announced her decision.

Cressel will be arraigned on Aug. 30.

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