Juvenile facility escapee accused of raping 16-year-old 9 days before suspected West Seattle attack

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood last week has also been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl nine days earlier.

Prosecutors say a month and a half after Javyantre C. Sin escaped from a Ephrata group home in June, he robbed and sexually assaulted two young women within nine days.

The first incident happened on Aug. 6 on the rooftop parking lot for the AMC Theatre at Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

Charging documents said the 16-year-old victim was reading a book when Sin raped and robbed her at gunpoint.

In that case, Sin is charged with first-degree rape and robbery.

Nine days later on Aug. 15, a 25-year-old woman was walking home from work in West Seattle when Sin grabbed her from behind and dragged her into a wooded area where she was beaten and raped, according to prosecutors. KIRO 7 spoke with the woman’s sister, who did not want to be identified for safety reasons. She said her family is devastated by this attack.

“You come to this country to be safe, to be successful,” she said. “You never expect this kind of thing to ... happen to your sister.”

The woman had to be hospitalized for her extensive injuries.

The victim’s sister described visiting her in the hospital as “heartbreaking,” saying that it was difficult to even recognize her sibling.

“Her face was different. Everything was different because of this attack,” she said.

In that case, Sin is charged with indecent liberties and first-degree robbery.

There is a GoFundMe set up for the victim to help pay for medical costs and recovery. You can donate by clicking here.

Sin was arrested on Aug. 20.

After a series of robberies and other crimes in Washington and Oregon while Sin was a juvenile, he was ordered to remain committed to Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration until he was 19.5 years old, with a release date of Nov. 13, 2023.

Sin, who was most recently staying in a group home in Ephrata, ran out the door on June 21 with two other residents, got into a car, and fled.

He has had at least five prior warrants in addition to an active escape warrant from Green Hill School, a juvenile detention facility in Chehalis.

The King County Prosecutor’s Office said they were not notified that Sin had escaped.

“The question on why he’s out should really go to the state because that’s a question the prosecutors have, too,” Casey McNerthney with the prosecutor’s office said. “We didn’t know that he was out because the state never contacted us until we found out about this new crime.”