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Moclips rape suspect arrested after assault on girlfriend

May 28, 2014

Residents came to the aid of a Moclips woman who was assaulted and raped by her live-in boyfriend.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office tells KXRO that they spoke with a 53 year old woman who said that her live-in boyfriend of 4 years became upset with her earlier in the day.
According to the woman, while the couple was driving, the 49 year old man pulled down a logging road and started assaulting her and forcibly raped her. Two local residents were driving by and heard the female screaming for help. They stopped and yelled at the suspect, forcing him to flee the scene. The witnesses gave the victim a ride to a home where she contacted deputies.

The woman was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, treated and released.

Deputies located the 49 year old man at a home on Otis Avenue in Moclips where he was arrested and booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail for Rape 1st degree.


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