Man rapes Shoreline woman in her home

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 5:04 PM

The King County Sheriff's Office is looking for man who raped Shoreline woman in her home while her children slept next to her.

The family just moved into the home in the 1000 block of NE 175th St. and the windows are taped up because most of the house was undergoing renovations.

Just after 4 a.m. Sunday, the 45-year-old woman was in her bedroom, sleeping with her two children, ages 7 and 3, when a man broke into the house through an unsecured door.
 
The suspect fled when one of the children woke up and turned a light on.
 
The suspect is described as an olive-skinned male, possibly Hispanic.  He is approximately 5'6", 160 lbs, and had a shaved head with dark "stubble" hair growing.  He is said to have an accent, possibly Hispanic, and smelled strongly of cigarettes.  
 
The suspect was last seen wearing light-washed blue jeans and a dark t-shirt. The victim, whose primary language is Vietnamese, said the suspect spoke to her in broken Vietnamese.
 
Detectives said the suspect may have a fresh wound somewhere on his body because blood was left on a door at the scene and did not belong to the victim or her family.

The family was so traumatized they packed up and moved out of state.
 
If you have information you are asked to contact the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 296-3311 and mention case # 12-218037.

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