A 16-year-old Sammamish boy is in custody, suspected of sexually assaulting a little girl and a woman in two separate attacks on Monday.
The first assault occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the 22700 block of NE 2nd St. in Sammamish. A 10-year-old girl was walking home from her school bus stop when she was grabbed from behind and fondled. She fought back and was able to escape to a neighbor's house.
Exactly what we would coach a kid to do, said Sgt. Jessica Sullivan, King Co. Sheriff's Office
The second assault occurred just after 7 p.m. in the 700 block of SE 240th Way. A 26-year-old woman was about to enter her condo when she was attacked from behind.
Sullivan said it was quick thinking by that woman's neighbor that led to the arrest. Somebody who had heard about the assault took a picture of a teenager in the area that he considered suspicious. He showed that picture to investigators.
Our officers and detectives recognized him, said Sullivan.
The teen was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of child molestation, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and assault with sexual motivation.