• Man described as 'creepy stranger' who approached Bellevue students arrested

    By: Linzi Sheldon


    BELLEVUE, Wash. - Bellevue police confirm a man who is believed to have approached students near Newport High School has been arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

    The Bellevue School District warned parents about the "creepy stranger" last week.

    The stranger approached students and offered money on a website for a woman to have his baby.  

    KIRO 7 Eyewitness News is working to get more details and determine if the man who was arrested is the same one who made the website posts.

    The principal of Newport High School sent out an alert about a man approaching students last week at a bus stop near Factoria Boulevard and Southeast 40th Street near the school.

    The letter said a "creepy stranger" was handing out slips of paper advertising work services and it made students feel uncomfortable.

    "It's scary," parent Rumela Gangopadhyay said.

    She has three children who attend Newport High School and her youngest daughter often takes the bus.

    "It's scary to think those people are around."

    KIRO 7 found out that parents alerted each other through an online group and posted the website's address. KIRO 7 Eyewitness News spoke with one of the parents, who provided screenshots from the website before someone took it down.

    You can see the man shirtless and flexing. He also writes that he "needs a woman to have a baby for me. I'll give you $2,000."

    "I just think it's disgusting, targeting young females," student Emmy Freed said. "It's scary."

    Gangopadhyay said she wants updates on the investigation.

    She'd also like to see more security around the school.

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