Police: Woman sexually assaulted at SoDo campsite


SEATTLE - Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Friday morning.

At about 5:30 a.m., a good Samaritan referred a woman to a nearby Metro Supervisor on Fourth Avenue South, just north of South Royal Brougham Way, where she reported that she had been assaulted and raped and was seeking help, authorities said.

Police responded to investigate and when officers arrived, medics were treating the woman for her facial injuries.

The woman reported that she has a campsite nearby and that she usually shares the camp with other men, but she was alone at about 2 a.m., when an unknown man entered, held her down, assaulted and raped her, according to police.

The man then left the scene and remains at large.

The woman had swelling and lacerations to her face, bruising to the back of her head and sore ribs. She was later taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police described the man as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, balding gray hair, “protruding” eyes, wearing blue jean shorts, a red Nike belt with an “N” on the buckle and red Nike shoes.

Detectives will continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 911.