• Police say woman raped at knifepoint at Bellevue business


    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A masseuse was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a customer at her business in Bellevue Tuesday night.


    Bellevue police said the man scheduled a massage at the business in the 15200 block of Northeast 20th Street.


    Police said during the session, the man started to make sexual advances towards her. When she refused his offer, he grew angry, threatened her with a pocket knife and then sexually assaulted her.


    The 45-year-old victim said she recognized him as being a past client of the business, but his identity is not known.


    Police searched the area with a K-9 but the man was not found.


    He is described as white, 45 or 46 years old, with a muscular build and black hair.  He was dressed in a professional style, wearing black pants and a white shirt.


    It is not known if the man left on foot or in a vehicle.


    Anyone with information about the man is asked to call 911 or Bellevue Police Detective Bob Thompson at 425-452-4871.

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