Convicted rapist arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman in Seattle park

by: Amy Clancy Updated:

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SEATTLE —

Before the sun had even set and in front of multiple witnesses, Seattle police say a convicted rapist sexually assaulted a woman in Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill Monday night.

The victim had passed out in the park and didn't even know that she may have been sexually assaulted until officers questioned her.

The suspect, 28-year old Marcus Eric Jim, was arrested and his bail was set at $100,000.

At Jim's bail hearing on Tuesday, Judge Arthur Chapman agreed with a deputy prosecutor that Jim is a threat to the community. Jim is not only a convicted rapist, he also has a history of domestic violence, theft, and threatening police officers. Jim is also homeless, so police have no way to keep tabs on him.

According to the police report, Jim sexually assaulted the unconscious woman around 9 p.m., before it got dark.

Plenty of witnesses saw the alleged attack and flagged down a passing officer.

Jim was initially booked on investigation of rape, but today in court that potential charge was reduced to indecent liberties.

If Jim is released from jail, he has been ordered to stay out of Cal Anderson Park.