Times: Affidavits suggest rape suspect targeted massage therapists

Times: Affidavits suggest rape suspect targeted massage therapists

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by SARA JEAN GREEN / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 8:31 AM

Two of the five massage therapists who were allegedly raped by Seattle attorney Danford Grant say they fended off earlier attacks by him at least a full year before the sexual assaults he’s been charged with, according to recently filed search-warrant affidavits.

One of the three affidavits, filed last month in King County Superior Court, also reveals that DNA matched to one alleged victim was found in his underwear after his Sept. 24 arrest.

Grant, 47, has been charged with seven felonies, including four counts of first-degree rape involving alleged attacks on massage therapists in Bellevue, Shoreline and Seattle between June and September 2012, according to charging documents.

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