• Police release sketch in Covington rape attempt


    COVINGTON, Wash. - Detectives have released a sketch of a man in the attempted rape of a woman in Covington.


    Police said the victim, a 38-year-old Hispanic woman, was grabbed on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. as she walked down the sidewalk near Southeast 267th Street and Timberlane Way Southeast.


    The King County Sheriff’s Office said a man pulled her east of the road toward a wooded area as he pressed a metal object against her neck, saying only, “sex.”


    Detectives said the attacker spoke broken Spanish to the victim in a very aggressive tone, saying he knew where she lived and threatening to kill her if she called police.


    As she fought back, the woman knocked the metal object from the man’s hand, kicked him and scratched the right side of his face.  She was able to escape, but suffered a large cut on her hand during the assault.


    The attacker is described as black, 28 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build.  He has medium skin tone, sunken cheeks and a “Fu Manchu-style beard,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.   He was wearing a black “do-rag,” a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans with a bright-colored panther painted or sewn on the pant leg.  He also had long white spike earrings and a silver hoop/ball in his left eyebrow.


    Anyone with information related to the attack is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or 911.   Callers are asked to reference case number 12-268229.

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