More victims could come forward in Seattle attorney rape case


Seattle - The investigation into the Seattle attorney turned rape suspect case is ballooning as we learn more victims are expected to come forward. Danford Grant, a prominent Seattle attorney,

is accused of four rapes at massage clinics in Seattle and Bellevue, and at a home in Shoreline. KIRO 7's Monique Ming Laven discovered Wednesday night that there may be many more.    

Employees at one of the massage clinics tell KIRO7 there were half a dozen more women who need to get in touch with investigators. They explained that they had hesitated in the past

because like with the most recent victim, there are language barriers. Those who spoke with Ming Laven say this is just the tip of the iceberg in this case and that six women they know of

have been attacked by this same suspect.   Surveillance video which captured the suspect inside Carnation Health Center was shown to the employees.   They tell us a handful of parlors

are managed by the same people and all the employees looked at the video and six women say - on different occasions - this man raped, groped, or threatened them. In court Wednesday,

camera crews were not allowed to show Grant's face as his wife, mother and law partner heard the rape charges against him. Vice detectives spoke off camera and said that they are looking

into several different reports of additional victims.   They don't know how far back the cases may stretch or how many women may be involved. As far as the surveillance video, Grant's attorney

says they'll need more than this video.  Court papers say Grant tracked one of the women to her home and raped her there.   Similarly, when he allegedly raped another woman at a clinic in Bellevue,

he told her he knew where she lived, even proved it by reciting her address. Grant remains at the King County Jail on three million dollars bail.