• Woman describes Sunday rape on Capitol Hill

    By: KIRO 7 STAFF


    A woman told police she was raped Sunday night on Capitol Hill, and police arrested a 20-year-old suspect after a search.

    Shortly before 10:30 p.m., police were driving through an alleyway near 12th Avenue and East Olive Street when they saw two men walking through a nearby parking lot.

    “After the men walked past police, a woman ran out of the parking lot and said she had been sexually assaulted one of the men,” department spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said in a statement. “The woman told officers she'd met up with two men near 12th Avenue and East Olive and accompanied them into an alley, where one man attacked her”

    Officers went down East Olive Way and found Alexander Dominque Allen, 20, about a block away.

    “After the victim positively identified the man, officers arrested him and booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of rape,” Spangenthal-Lee said.

    Allen is expected to have a Tuesday afternoon bail hearing. He has not been charged in the case.

    Prior to March, Allen did not have a known criminal history though he had been charged with domestic violence property destruction last year. That did not result in a conviction, though additional charges of domestic violence assault and harassment, malicious mischief and obstruction were pending in Shoreline.

    On May 17, Allen was convicted of third degree assault.

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