One thing that’s nice about this job is that we get to hear a lot of rumors and then try to put some facts to them. A recent one going through the grapevine is about a series of sexual assaults in Madrona, supposedly driving a public meeting on the topic for Wednesday night at Madrona Park.
We’ve made a series of phone calls this morning, but have so far only come up with one fact: a report was taken on July 5th from an incident where a man groped one teenage girl while she was waiting with her friends outside the deli near 34th & Union. SPD spokesman Mark Jamieson said that the suspect approached the girl, whispered spanish in her ear, groped her, and then left. He is described as an hispanic male, late 20s to early 30s, 5’4″, 130-150lbs, thin, with short black hair.
Jamieson also said that he’s checked with detectives in the department’s Sexual Assault Unit and they aren’t aware of any further pattern of incidents from this suspect or any others in Madrona.
The department’s detectives are also unaware of any public meeting for tomorrow night. East Precinct police leadership also didn’t know anything about any potential meeting.
Got some tips or facts that we missed? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll continue the investigation.